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NIFA is requesting applications for the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program

The Request for Application for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) is now available for public viewing and download.

Please find attached links to the Funding Opportunity Announcement, and Grants. Gov Download pages:

More information about the BFRDP program and resources for writing grant applications will continue to be developed and made available at:

Please note that all applications must be submitted electronically. You will need to be registered ahead of time with to submit an application and the registration process can take a few weeks. More information about submitting applications to NIFA is available at:

If you need additional information, please contact the National Program Leaders: Suresh Sureshwaran at or Janie Hipp at


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