Nov 30, 2004
If a potential applicant proposes to fund a program targeted to a socially disadvantaged group not specifically identified in the Definitions section of the Request for Applications (RFA), the potential applicant must submit a request to CSREES by October 21, 2004. The request must contain documentation to support the target group being considered socially disadvantaged. The Secretary or designated individual will determine whether the group identified is eligible under this Program. Please see the RFA for detailed instruction on submitting this request for determination.
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The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Competitive Grants Program (OASDFR) provides funds to organizations to conduct outreach and technical assistance to encourage and assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to own and operate farms and ranches and to participate in agricultural programs. The OASDFR will support a wide range of outreach and assistance activities in farm management, financial management, marketing, application and bidding procedures, and other areas. The primary purpose of the OASDFR is to deliver outreach and technical assistance, to assure opportunities for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to successfully acquire, own, operate, and retain farms and ranches; and assure equitable participation in the full range of USDA programs.
Who can apply:
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Native American Organization
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Eligible functional categories:
Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers
For the entire Request for Applications document, including mailing addresses and contact information, forms, etc. click on this link.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Office of Extramural Programs