April 11, 2012
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), has announced available funds totaling approximately $3 million for the Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships Program. The Risk Management Education and Outreach Partnerships Program is a competitive cooperative partnership agreement program that provides crop insurance education and risk management training. It aims to help agricultural producers identify and manage production, marketing, legal, financial, and human risk.
The program prioritizes educating producers of crops currently uninsured under Federal crop insurance, specialty crops, and underserved commodities, including livestock and forage. It also prioritizes collaborative outreach and assistance programs for limited resource, socially disadvantaged, new and beginning and other traditionally under-served farmers and ranchers.
The minimum award for a cooperative partnership agreement is$20,000 and the maximum award is $99,999. The awards will be distributed on a competitive basis up to one year from the date of the award.
Projects must fall into one of the following Special Emphasis Topics:
Projects must also demonstrate that education or training will target at least one of the following Producer Types:
Interested parties may submit applications online only via grants.gov. The deadline is May 24, 2012.
Categories: Beginning and Minority Farmers, Grants and Programs, Local & Regional Food Systems