RAFI Infrastructure Grants: 2024 Applications Open

RAFI Infrastructure Grants: 2024 Applications Open


RAFI is now accepting applications for the 2024 Infrastructure Grant. RAFI provides support to Historically Underserved farmers and ranchers (USDA definition) for projects that demonstrate an ability to increase farm viability; establish new markets for local products and services; develop new uses for existing structures and equipment; add value to existing farm products through processing, packaging or marketing; make optimal use of on-farm and natural resources; and Cultural/Heritage projects which are focused on preserving and continuing a specific agrarian tradition. 

Applicants may request up to $10,000 in funding. This applies to individual farm projects as well as collaborative projects for cooperatives, collectives, or groups of farms applying together.

The application deadline is Friday, August 9, 2024 at 5:00 p.m Eastern Time. Only complete applications from eligible farmers that are fully submitted by that time will be considered. 

Funding priority will be given to proposals with:

  • High expected impact on farm viability and sustainability
  • Strong project feasibility and planning: a clear plan, detailed budget and timeline, and all supporting documentation included. 
  • Farmers who earn a significant amount of their household income from the farm operation. 
  • Individual financial need, or location in an economically disadvantaged area
  • Project tangibly benefits the surrounding community
  • Farm uses agroecological and/or or ancestral farming practices 

The application period is open until Friday, August 9, 2024 at 5:00 p.m Eastern time. Funding announcements will be made by late summer / early fall.

**Farmers based in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are eligible to apply for the Caribbean Farmers Network Grant, also opening summer 2024.

For more information and to apply for the Infrastructure Grant, follow the links below: 

Link to Infrastructure: Application / FAQ

Examples: Reference Letter / Quote

If you have any questions please contact Bianca Anthony, at [email protected], 984.351.0213

En caso de dudas por favor contacta a Carolina Alzate, coordinadora de extensión: [email protected], 984.282.6292

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