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Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) Eligibility

Am I Eligible?

Applications may only be submitted by a collaborative state, tribal, local or regionally based network or partnership of qualified public and/or private entities. These collaborations may include the following entities: State Cooperative Extension Services; Federal, State, municipal or tribal agencies; community-based organizations (CBOs); nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); junior and four-year colleges or universities or foundations maintained by a college or university; and private for-profit organizations.

Application submission of a project effort that is a duplicate of a current beginning farmer project will not be accepted for review under this program.

Inclusions of beginning and/or non-beginning farmers and ranchers as part of the collaborative group is strongly encouraged.

Applications submitted by individuals, or by organizations that do not involve other entities in a network or partnership, are not eligible for consideration under any category applicable to the BFRDP and will be excluded from review.

To meet geographical diversity, multiple awards will not be made to the same organization, institution or Project Director in the same calendar year.

Program type
Competitive Grant Programs

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