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Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) Apply

How Do I Apply?

Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found in the BFRDP Request for Application (RFA). Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the BFRDP RFA to gain a better understanding of the program.

Note: Although application periods for the RFAs may be closed, the documents are still accessible for viewing and planning purposes.

Please also review the NIFA Grants Application Guide for general information about the grant application process as well as NIFA-specific instructions and requirements. In the event of a discrepancy between the BFRDP RFAs and the application guide, the RFA instructions always supercede the application instructions in the guide.

The BFRDP RFA is generally released every year in February or March and the application submission deadline is usually about 60 days after the RFA is released.

More information can be found at the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Funding Opportunity page.

Program type
Competitive Grant Programs

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