Risk Management Education Partnerships Program Grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced $4 million of funding for the Risk Management Education Partnerships Program. The funding provides the needed resources to develop training and education tools to help farmers and ranchers learn how to effectively manage long-term risks and challenges. Topic areas for fiscal year 2017 are: crop insurance, whole farm revenue protection, rainfall index insurance, all livestock products, cover crops, drought, irrigation, record keeping for organic crops, prevented planting, and tools to calculate inadequate chill for blueberries and peaches.

Funding Levels:

The program includes two competitive funding categories: (1) up to $99,999; and (2) $100,000 and above.


  • Not-for profit organizations
  • State Departments of Agriculture
  • State Cooperative Extension Services
  • Federal, State, or tribal agencies
  • Groups representing producers
  • Community based organizations
  • Nongovernmental organizations
  • Junior and four-year colleges or universities or foundations maintained by a college or university
  • Faith-based organizations and other appropriate partners with the capacity to lead a local program of crop insurance and risk management education for producers

Project Duration: One year. The project start date is September 29, 2017.

Match: This program has neither a cost sharing nor a matching requirement.

Grant awardees will be notified no later than the week of August 28, 2017.

The full Request for Applications can be found here.


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