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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne & Monroe Counties Michigan

$16 Million Funding Opportunity for Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

Aug 05, 2019 04:11PM ● By John Voell

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made up to $16 million available to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms through their Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (2501 Program), administered by the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement.

         Eligible 2501 Program applicants include nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations and a range of higher education institutions serving African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic, Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

         “All farmers and ranchers deserve equal access to USDA programs and services,” says Mike Beatty, director of the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement. “2501 grants go a long way in fulfilling our mission to reach historically underserved communities and ensure their equitable participation in our programs.”

Visit Deadline is Aug. 15.