Cornell Small Farms Lists Funding Opportunities
Cornell Small Farms Program compiled the following list of funding opportunities.
Regional Conservation Partnership Program Deadline Extended
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the deadline for potential conservation partners to submit project applications for federal funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). NRCS will award up to $360 million to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat, and protect agricultural viability. Learn more and apply by November 30.
Northeast AgEnhancement Grants
Northeast agricultural credit associations and CoBank award AgEnhancement Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to help organizations promote awareness and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing, and forest products industries in the six New England states, New York, and New Jersey. Learn more and apply by December 1.
USDA Providing Additional COVID Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers
Up to an additional $14 billion is available for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) payments will be made for three categories of commodities: price trigger commodities, flat-rate crops, and sales commodities. Producers can apply at USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices. Learn more and apply by December 11.
Small Business Administration Disaster Loans in Response to COVID
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Note that eligible businesses include small agricultural cooperatives and producer cooperatives, but not agricultural enterprises. Learn more.