Grants

Review the latest in grant opportunities:

**NEW: National Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program - FDA announces the availability of funding and requests applications for Grants to Enhance Food Safety: National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program for fiscal year (FY) 2015 to address the needs of small and medium-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers, especially as they relate to the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  Projects will help increase their understanding and adoption of established food safety standards, guidance, and protocols. Projects will also facilitate the integration of food safety standards and guidance with a variety of agricultural production systems, encompassing conventional, sustainable, organic, and conservation and environmental practices. Letters of intent may be turned in by 2/16/15 and completed grant applications are due before midnight on 3/16/15.

Georgia Department of Agriculture Grant Announcements - The GDA administers numerous federal grants and cooperative agreements through its various departmental divisions. There are also a variety of federal/state grants and loans available (not administered by GDA) that applicants can independently apply for. The list on this website is not all-inclusive, but is a good starting point for agricultural-related grant/loan research. 

Grants.Gov - Browse by category or agency. FDA posts all grant application packages to this site, and is now accepting electronic applications. The site allows organizations to electronically review and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is a unified storefront for interactions between grant applicants and the Federal agencies that manage grant funds.

AFDO - The Association of Food and Drug Officials active grants page provides an outline for each. Links will only be made available for grants that are openly accepting new applications. 

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Farm Bill Program & Grants - This site includes a comprehensive "quick guide" to Farm Bill programs and grants, including relevant links and deadlines. The information is updated regularly when new Requests for Applications (RFAs) are released. Visitors can also choose to sign up for the NSAC e-newsletter, which features new RFA announcements.

NIH - The National Institute of Health, under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides grant announcements for research and resource grants, training and fellowship grants, career development awards, program project/center grants and more.

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Grant Projects - Those who have been awarded Southern SARE grant funds have found wide-ranging outcomes that help farmers and ranchers sustain operations and the environment in which they operate. 

USDA Grants and Loans - Everything from farm loans to rural development loans, crop and livestock insurance to the Federal State Marketing Improvement Program (a matching grant program). Also see grant opportunities for the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Food Protection & Defense Grant Opportunities