Funding Opportunities in Food and Agriculture  

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR) Self-Determination Demonstration Project (Round 2)

Type of Opportunity: Demonstration Project

Agency:USDA- FNS

Deadline:

Jan 31, 2023 

Description:

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is soliciting proposals from eligible Tribal Organizations to participate in a demonstration project to purchase agricultural commodities for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). This demonstration project is authorized under the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. 

Crop Protection and Pest Management Competitive Grants Program

Type of Opportunity: Grant

Agency:USDA- NIFA

Deadline:

Feb. 13, 2023

Description:

The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) program is to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches at the state, regional and national levels. The CPPM program supports projects that will ensure food security and respond effectively to other major societal pest management challenges with comprehensive IPM approaches that are economically viable, ecologically prudent, and safe for human health. The CPPM program addresses IPM challenges for emerging issues and existing priority pest concerns that can be addressed more effectively with new and emerging technologies. The outcomes of the CPPM program are effective, affordable, and environmentally sound IPM practices and strategies needed to maintain agricultural productivity and healthy communities.

Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grants Program

Type of Opportunity: Grant

Agency:USDA-NIFA-FSMA

Deadline:

Feb. 16, 2023

Description:

The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program. The Food Safety Outreach Program will build upon that national infrastructure, with a sustained focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences. Awardees will develop and implement food safety training, education, extension, outreach and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers. Grant applications will be solicited directly from those in local communities to include those from community-based organizations, nongovernmental organizations, food hubs, farm cooperatives, extension, and other local groups.

Rural Business Development Grant

Type of Opportunity: Grant

Agency:USDA

Deadline:

Feb. 28, 2023

Description:

The purpose of the program is to promote economic development and job creation projects through the awarding of grant funds to eligible entities. Applications will compete in two separate categories, business opportunity grants and business enterprise grants, for use in funding various business and community projects that serve rural areas.

Agriculture Innovation Center Grant Program

Type of Opportunity: Grant

Agency:USDA

Deadline:

March 6, 2023

Description:

The primary objective of the program is to provide grants to Agriculture Innovation Centers that will provide technical assistance to agricultural producers to market value-added agricultural products.

Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP)

Type of Opportunity: Grant

Agency:USDA-NRCS

Deadline:

March 27, 2023

Description:

The primary goal of the UAIP pilot project is to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production. The two types of UAIP grants being made available for application under this NFO are Planning Projects and Implementation Projects. Planning Projects are projects that will initiate, develop, or support the efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, government officials, schools, members of tribal communities, and other stakeholders in areas where access to fresh foods are limited or unavailable. Implementation Projects are for accelerating existing and emerging models of urban and/or innovative agricultural practices that serve multiple farmers or gardeners. Innovation may include new and emerging, as well as traditional or indigenous, agricultural practices.