USDA Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops Program (FSCSC)

OPPORTUNITY: The FSCSC program provides financial assistance for specialty crop operations that incur eligible on-farm food safety program expenses related to obtaining or renewing a food safety certification in calendar years in 2022 or 2023. This program helps offset costs to comply with regulatory requirements and market-driven food safety certification requirements which is part of…

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USDA Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC)

USDA Notice of Funds Availability for the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) for Fiscal Year 2022 OPPORTUNITY The intention of RPIC is to provide cooperative agreement funding to eligible applicants working to promote public-private, philanthropic partnerships in rural and Tribal communities that encourage economic and social development. These projects are intended to support rural America…

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USDA Bioproduct Pilot Program

OPPORTUNITY: The Bioproduct Pilot Program is a competitive grant program that will support research activities related to studying the benefits of using materials derived from covered agricultural commodities to produce construction and consumer products. Anticipated activities include techno-economic and life-cycle analyses relative to incumbent products; environmental and waste management implications; and product development and scale-up…

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USDA FY 2022 NIFA’s Supplemental and Alternative Crops (SAC) Competitive Grants Program

OPPORTUNITY: SAC Competitive Grants Program supports projects that lead to expanded adaptation and increased acres of canola grown in the United States for oil and industrial hemp grown for value-added products. SAC supports breeding, testing, and developing superior performing canola and industrial hemp varieties and production practices that result in improved cost efficiencies reduced grower…

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USDA NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

USDA NRCS Notice of Funding Opportunity; Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Classic Program (FY) 2022 OPPORTUNITY The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects present innovations that are expected to result in the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and…

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USDA Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program

OPPORTUNITY: USDA Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program. Loan guarantees will be made to lenders to facilitate financing to qualified borrowers and projects for the start-up or expansion of activities in the middle of the food supply chain, particularly the aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storage, transportation, wholesaling, or distribution of food, to increase capacity and help…

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase I Request for Applications (RFA) – FY 2023

USDA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs Phase I Request for Applications (RFA) – FY 2023 OPPORTUNITY The current authorization for the Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs expires on September 30, 2022.  The 2023 RFA is being released before the program’s passage is reauthorized.…

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research Program – Phase II

OPPORTUNITY: The USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. Unlike fundamental research, the USDA SBIR program supports small businesses in the creation of innovative, and/or disruptive technologies and enables the application of research advancements from conception into the market. Different…

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