Currently Open Grant Opportunities

January 7, 2016
Organic Transitions Program

USDA NIFA. Supports research, extension, and higher education programs to improve the competitiveness of organic livestock and crop producers and those who are adopting organic practices. Total funding: ~$3.8 million. Deadline: Apr 15, 2016.

December 10, 2015
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

USDA NIFA. Enhances the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Total funding: ~$18 million/yr. Deadline: Mar 10, 2016.

September 28, 2015
Outreach and Education, Technical Assistance, and Financial Education for FSA Programs, Functions, and Activities

USDA Farm Service Agency. Supports nonprofits and public higher education institutions to improve farmer education on topics such as financial training, value-added production, recordkeeping, property inheritance, and crop production practices. Total funding: $2,500,000. Deadlines: 1/22/16, 3/18/16, 5/27/16.

September 10, 2015
Specialty Crop Multi-State Program

USDA AMS. Funds state departments of agriculture to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state projects that address food safety, plant pests and disease, research, crop-specific issues, and marketing and promotion. Total funding: $3 million. Deadline: Jan 14, 2016.