Applications are due by July 25, 2022.
USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service has Meat and Poultry Processing Intermediary Lending Program (MPILP) grants available to intermediary lenders to facilitate financing for the start-up, expansion, and operation of entities engaged in primary processing (slaughter) or further processing of meat and poultry, to strengthen the financing capacity for independent processors, and to help create a more resilient, diverse, and secure U.S. food supply chain. The MPILP will also help strengthen the capacity of lenders that are financing or plan to finance meat or poultry processors. Nonprofit organizations and Native American Tribal governments are eligible to apply for grants up to $15 million.
Pre-proposals are due by August 2, 2022.
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (SARE) Research and Education Grant Program funds projects that result in gains in farmer knowledge, awareness, skills, and attitudes that are then applied to make measurable on-farm changes leading to greater sustainability. Projects may be submitted with or without an applied research component, but all projects must have an outcome-based education program for farmers. Research and Education grants are open to personnel at colleges and universities, Cooperative Extension, agricultural and community nonprofit organizations, municipalities, state departments of agriculture and federal agencies, research farms and experiment stations, for-profit entities (such as private consultants and agricultural businesses), and others who work with farmers and in food systems. Projects must take place within the Northeast region.
Applications which include Cover Crop are due August 1, 2022.
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) is accepting applications for the Farm Agronomic Practice (FAP) Program. The FAP Program utilizes state funding to help Vermont farms implement field agronomic practices that improve soil quality, increase crop production, and reduce erosion and agricultural runoff. The FAP program can provide financial assistance for the following conservation practices: cover crop, manure injection, rotational grazing, no-till planting, no-till pasture and hay land renovation, and crop to hay with or without a nurse crop.
Applications are due by July 22, 2022.
EPA Regions 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 10 issued a Request for Application for eligible entities to implement pollution prevention projects through the Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Grant Program. SRA grants can support research, experiments, surveys, demonstration projects, education and training related to source reduction approaches which is also known as “pollution prevention” or “P2.” Eligible applicants include States, local, interstate, and intrastate government agencies and instrumentalities, federally recognized tribes, inter-tribal consortia and nonprofit organizations. The Regions are particularly interested in receiving applications for projects that promote practical source reduction practices, tools, and training on P2 approaches to measurably improve human health and the environment by reducing the use of hazardous substances, reducing toxic pollutants, reducing resource use (e.g., water and energy) and reducing expenditures and liability costs to businesses, nonprofit organizations, and/or communities. EPA anticipates awarding 8-27 awards ranging from $40,000-$250,000.
Iowa farmers and landowners can sign up for state cost share funds to help them adopt soil health and water quality practices, including planting cover crops, transitioning acres to no-till/strip-till soil management, or applying a nitrification inhibitor. Farmers who are planting cover crops for the first time are eligible for $25 per acre through the cost share fund. Farmers who have already experienced the benefits of using cover crops and are continuing the practice can receive $15 per acre. Producers transitioning acres to no-till or strip-till are eligible for $10 per acre, and may receive $3 per acre for applying fall fertilizer using a nitrapyrin nitrification inhibitor. Cost share funding through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is limited to 160 acres per farmer or landowner. The funds will be made available in July, but farmers can start submitting applications immediately through their local Soil and Water Conservation District offices.
How to Apply
Interested persons should CLICK THE LINK to apply.