TODAY AT USDA FPAC: NRCS Equity Cooperative Agreements + RMA Education Cooperative Agreements

USDA’s Farm Production and Conservation agencies made two announcements today that we hope are of interest and you will share with you members.

USDA Invests $50 Million in Partnerships to Improve Equity in Conservation Programs, Address Climate Change

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $50 million in 118 partnerships to expand access to conservation assistance for climate-smart agriculture and forestry. The Equity Conservation Cooperative Agreements, administered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will fund two-year projects to expand the delivery of conservation assistance to farmers who are new to farming, low income, socially disadvantaged or military veterans. Projects will support USDA’s broader effort to address climate change and equitable access to programs.

More information is available here:

USDA Invests $2 Million in Risk Management Education for Historically Underserved and Small-Scale Producers  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $2 million in cooperative agreements this year for risk management education and training programs that support historically underserved producers, small-scale farmers, and conservation practices. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is investing in organizations, such as nonprofit organizations, universities, and county cooperative extension offices, to develop training and education tools to help producers learn how to effectively manage long-term risks and challenges.

More information is available here:

The Notice of Funding Opportunity is here:

There will be two webinars for applicants:

Please reach out if you have any questions. Thank you for all you do

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