Risk Management Education Partnerships Program Grant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) is now accepting applications for the Risk Management Education Partnerships Program with $4.16 million of funding available. The purpose of this competitive program is to deliver crop insurance education and risk management training to US agricultural producers to assist them in identifying and managing production, marketing, legal, financial, and human risk. Topic areas for fiscal year 2018 include: crop insurance; whole farm revenue protection; rainfall index insurance; all livestock products; cover crops; crop insurance education to tribes; food handling and produce safety; irrigation and limited irrigation and drought; and, recordkeeping as a risk management tool and loan requirements.

Funding levels for the program:

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

Eligible applicants for the program include:

  • 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: Eighteen months. The project start date is September 29, 2018 with an end date of March 31, 2020.

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

Grant awardees will be begin to be notified the week of September 10, 2018.

The full Request for Applications can be found here.


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