This is a list of current funding RAFI-USA has available for farmers and rural communities. We update this page as new funding opportunities come available.
COVID-19 Emergency Relief Mini-Grants
Purpose: $500 mini-grants are available to lessen the immediate financial needs of farmers and their households. This means funds could cover expenses like food, medical bills, utility bills, etc. The funds are NOT meant to cover farm production expenses.
At this time the mini-grants are only available to farmers in North Carolina. We hope to increase this geographic scope if funding allows.
If you are not a NC farmer but would like to receive an update if our geographic scope increase, fill out our inquiry form here.
Due Date: First round closes April 26th at 6pm. A second round of applications may open depending on funding.
Contact: Craig Watts, [email protected]
Food Relief Programming Funding for Faith Communities and Community Organizations
Purpose: Technical assistance funds to faith communities and community organizations throughout North Carolina that are engaging in emergency hunger relief efforts during the coronavirus crisis. Mini-grants are available up to $1,000 and on a first-come first-served basis to qualifying projects.
Due Date: Applications accepted until funding runs out
Contact: Michelle Osborne, [email protected]
Farmers of Color Network Infrastructure Fund
Purpose: Provides support to farmers for new and innovative agricultural projects & ideas that will increase farm viability, support community food sovereignty efforts, preserve traditional & cultural farming practices, as well as assist local food economies. Individual farmers may apply for a maximum of $5,000 and collaborative groups can apply for a maximum of $7,000.
Due Date: Friday, May 1st at 5pm
Contact: Laketa Smith, [email protected]