Food and Agriculture Grants 

Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-CFP-009321

Deadline:

October 7, 2022 

Description:

This notice identifies the objectives for Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFPCGP) projects, deadlines, funding information, eligibility criteria for projects and applicants, and application forms and associated instructions. In FY 2023 NIFA’s CFPCGP intends to solicit applications and fund three types of grants. The grant types are entitled (1) Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Projects, (2) Planning Projects (PP) and (3) Community Food Projects (CFP).

Note:

Estimated Total Program Funding: $4.8 million; Award Ceiling: $400,000; Award Floor: $5,000

Increasing Land, Capital, and Market Access Program

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-FSA-LANDACCESS-22-NOFO0001219

Deadline:

October 28, 2022 

Description:

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making up to $300,000,000 available for the Increasing Land, Capital, and Market Access Program through this funding opportunity. USDA is committed to funding projects that support a diverse set of farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and operators (producers) on the edge of viability, moving them from surviving to thriving as they address core barriers to attain land, capital, and market access.

Note:

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343062Funding will be provided through four funding tiers[1]: Large, national land access tier – Proposals from $20M to $40M to include large-scale national projects/models that are designed to increase land access for targeted producers across a national landscape. These projects must be for a five-year funding period. 2 projects are expected to be funded at this level; [2] Mid-sized national land access tier – Proposals from $10M to $15M to include large-scale national projects / models that are designed to increase land access for targeted producers across a national landscape. These projects must be for a five-year funding period; [3] REgional land access tier – Proposals from $5M to $8.5M to include reginal-scaled projects/models designed to increase land access for targeted producers across a reagional landscape. These projects may be. for up to a five-year funding period; [4] Local/State/Territorial land access tier – Proposals from $250K to $2.5M to include local/state targeted producers focused on increasing land access within one local area (sub-state/territory), one state, one territory or one Tribal landscape. These projects may be for up to a five-year funding period.

From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-ARPAED-009362

Deadline:

October 25, 2022 

Description:

The primary goal of the From Learning to Leading: Cultivating the Next Generation of Diverse Food and Agriculture Professionals Program (NEXTGEN) is to enable 1890 institutions, 1994 institutions, Alaska Native-serving institutions and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions, Hispanic-serving institutions (specifically, the certified Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities (HSACUs)), and insular area institutions of higher education located in the U.S. territories to build and sustain the next generation of the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences (FANH) workforce including the future USDA workforce primarily through providing student scholarship support, meaningful paid internships, fellowships, and job opportunity matching, and also facilitating opportunities to learn the processes and pathways leading to training and employment in the federal sector.

Note:

Eligibility Requirements Section 1006 of the American Rescue Plan, as amended by Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act (Pub.L 117-169) defines eligible applicants as 1890 land-grant institutions, 1994 land-grant institutions, Alaska Native serving institutions and Native Hawaiian serving institutions, Hispanic-serving institutions [specifically, the certified Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities (HSACUs)], and insular area institutions of higher education located in the U.S. territories.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $250 million; Award Ceiling: $20 million; Award Floor: $500K

NRCS’s Wetland Mitigation Banking Program

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-ARPAED-009362

Deadline: USDA-NRCS-NHQ-WMBP-22-NOFO0001217

October 10, 2022 

Description:

NRCS is announcing the availability of up to $5 million in Wetland Mitigation Banking Program (WMBP) grant funds for the development and establishment of mitigation banks and banking opportunities solely for agricultural producers with wetlands subject to the wetland conservation compliance provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985 (as amended). WMBP is a competitive grants program accepting proposals from Federally recognized Native American tribal governments, state and local units of government, for-profit entities, nonprofits with or without a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education, and public and State controlled institutions of higher education.

Note:

Eligibility for this opportunity is limited to the following entity types: a. City or township governments b. County governments c. For profit organizations other than small businesses d. Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) e. Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) f. Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education) g. Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education) h. Private institutions of higher education i. Public and State-controlled institutions of higher education j. Small businesses k. Special district governments l. State governments

Priority will be given to banks in States with significant numbers of individual wetlands, wetland acres, and conservation compliance requests. Based on NRCS data, these States are Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and States in the Prairie Pothole Region (Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota).

Fertilizer Production Expansion Program

Funding Opportunity Number: RD-RBS-2-01-fpep

Deadline: 

First application window closes November 14, 2022. (45 days from 9/30/2022)
Second application window closes December 29, 2022. (90 days from 9/30/2022)

Description:

The Fertilizer Production Expansion Program (FPEP) provides grants to help eligible applicants increase or expand the manufacturing and processing of fertilizer and nutrient alternatives in the United States and its territories.

Note:

The Fertilizer Production Expansion Program (FPEP) provides grants to help eligible applicants increase or expand the manufacturing and processing of fertilizer and nutrient alternatives in the United States and its territories.

Grant funds must be used for the purpose of increasing or otherwise expanding the manufacturing and processing of fertilizer and nutrient alternatives and their availability in the United States. The maximum award amount is $100 million. The minimum award amount is $1 million. The grant term is five years.