The Enterprise Support for Emerging/Historically Underserved Farmers Grant funds the development of innovative and culturally appropriate ways of providing financial counseling, problem solving, and other forms of enterprise support to emerging and historically underserved farmers currently engaged in agricultural production and located in the seven-county Metro area.

Amount available

We expect to make a single award up to $50,000 for a project beginning in May 2022 and continuing until June 2023. Matching funds are not required.

This opportunity is supported, in part, by Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program award no. 2021-70035-35461 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Eligibility and funding priorities

Individuals and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.

You must explain how your project will provide support for women, veterans, persons with disabilities, American Indian or Alaskan Natives, members of a community of color, young farmers, and/or urban farmers who are currently operating farming operations and who need help navigating financial, regulatory, and government assistance challenges and opportunities.

The intended outcomes of this grant are:

  • 1:1 support provided to farmers in the group(s) the grantee is targeting.
  • Information about the nature and frequency of enterprise help and support that emerging and historically underserved farmers need.
  • Insights into the most effective and culturally appropriate methods of delivering this assistance.
  • Recommendations about effective ways to promote assistance and services to emerging and historically underserved farmers.

Applying

The application period for this grant closed on April 15, 2022.