USDA seeks proposals to support and further expand Farm Service Agency (FSA)’s existing program outreach and education efforts to socially disadvantaged applicants (SDA), specifically farmers and ranchers.
The mission of the Farm Service Agency is equitably serving all farmers and ranchers through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans.
FSA intends to focus additional outreach and education to producers in areas who could benefit from additional outreach in order to:
- Increase access and participation of SDAs in FSA programs and services and
- Improve technical assistance related to FSA farm and farm loan programs.
Priority will be given to projects that include focus on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.
Federal Funding Floor and Ceiling Amounts
- The estimated funding floor for this opportunity is $20,000 and the estimated funding ceiling is $99,999.
- The funding floor means the minimum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded.
- The ceiling is the maximum agreement funding amount for the Federal share per agreement awarded.
- These numbers refer to the total agreement amount, not any specific budget period.
- Estimated Funding
- The total amount of Federal funding the agency expects to award through this opportunity is $2 million.
- Start Dates and Performance Periods
- Projects may be between six (6) months and one (1) year in duration.
- Applicants should plan their projects based on an estimated project start date of September 1, 2021.
- Applications focused on the CFAP 2 program may anticipate an earlier start date to address the timelier needs of that program.
- Number of Awards
- The agency expects to make between 25 and 50 awards.
- Eligible Applicants
- Applicants and applications must meet eligibility criteria by the application deadline to be considered for award. Eligible applicant type is determined by the implementing program statute. Applicant entities identified in the SAM.gov exclusions database as ineligible, prohibited/restricted, or excluded from receiving Federal contracts and certain Federal assistance and benefits will not be considered for Federal funding, as applicable to the funding being requested under this Federal program (2 CFR 200.206(d)).
- Eligibility for this opportunity is limited to the following entity types:
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS (other than institutions of higher education)
- Public and State-controlled institutions of higher education
- Any award made pursuant to this NFO will be made to a single entity. Applicants that apply as “partnerships” or other similar groupings must clearly describe the relationship between the applicant and the “partner” parties. In all but exceptional cases, it must be reflected in the award as an awardee/subawardee relationship.
- An applicant organization may not submit more than one application.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332638