January 25, 2010
The Office of Advocacy and Outreach has released the 2010 Request for Applications for the Outreach Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Competitive Grants Program (also known as “Section 2501”).
The program is designed “to enhance the coordination of outreach, technical assistance, and education efforts authorized under USDA programs through eligible entities and to reach socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in a linguistically appropriate manner to improve their participation in the full range of USDA programs.”
Applications are due by March 1, 2010 and can be submitted online via Grants.gov.
The USDA will be hosting a teleconference this Thursday, January 28th from 1-2pm EST to answer questions about the RFA. Call-in details are below.
Eligible applicants include community-based organizations, universities, and Indian Tribes.
If you cannot make it for the teleconference, questions can be directed at