2020 Grants Available for Farmers

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2020 Grants Available for Farmers

The onset of fall is not only the beginning of the busy harvest season, but it is also the time to apply for grants to support projects in 2021. The following are open grants available and targeted for farmers this fall.

More information on writing grants: go.ncsu.edu/how-to-write-a-grant-proposal

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NC AgVentures

NC AgVentures is an NC State Extension program that provides grants to North Carolina farmers and Community Groups for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. The program, which is supported by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, will award a minimum of 40 grants to independent family farms. This is a great opportunity for any producer who is thinking of diversifying, improving, or expanding their operation.

NC AgVentures will award grants up to $8,000.
The deadline for applications is December 18th, 2020.

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Fund-a-Farmer Grants

FACT (Food Animal Concerns Trust) is now accepting applications for our next round of Fund-a-Farmer Grants! The application deadline is December 1, 2020, and grants will be awarded in winter 2021.

Grants of up to $2,500 are available to working, independent family farmers, and federally-recognized tribal entities located in the United States who raise beef cattle, bison, broiler chickens, dairy cows, goats, laying hens, pigs, sheep, and/or turkeys.

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NC Certified Organic Cost Share Program

Operations that have successfully received their initial USDA organic certification from a USDA-accredited certifying agent or have incurred and paid expenses related to the renewal of their USDA organic certification from a USDA-accredited certifying agent between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020, are eligible to receive reimbursements.
Certified organic operations can apply for cost-share assistance through the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) or at any Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office. There is no difference in your eligibility or reimbursement amount; however, the paperwork may differ between agencies.