Research Proposal

Grants For Small Farmers

Goals

Provide information on grants available for farmers
  • Specifically, identify grants available to small farmers, especially women farmers.
  • Identify only (excluding loans) on government, private, or state (i.e., Arizona) grants.

Early Findings

Data Availability

  • The initial round of research indicates that data availability is adequate on this topic.

Grants For Small Farmers

  • Ask Media identifies four grants available to small farmers, especially women farmers in the United States:

American Agri-Women (AAW)

  • AAW offers grants to women in Agriculture, including farming and ranching, across all 50 U.S. states.
  • Female farmers are offered about $1,500, which can be applied for in grants of about $500 each.
  • Applications for the grants are due every year in October.
  • Here is a link to the website.

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP)

  • Organizations can apply for the BFRDP grants for the benefit of their members. Small scale farmers, including women; affiliated with these organizations, can then apply for assistance through these grants.
  • Here is a link to the website.

Simply Organic Giving Fund

  • Small scale farmers, including women farmers, who prioritize organic farming to solve food insecurity, can apply for this grant.
  • Applicants are required to address and demonstrate how their projects will achieve short and long-term success from using the grant.
  • Here is a link to the website.

Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program

  • The VAPG grant is primarily for small-scale individual and group farmers in the United States.
  • These grants prioritize disadvantaged minorities, including women, and aims to introduce new products to the market and improve farmers' income.
  • Here is a link to the website.

Summary

  • In the initial round of research, we have been able to identify four grants available to small farmers, including women farmers in the United States. We have also provided a brief 2-3 sentence overview of each grant and a link to their websites.
  • The initial round of research also suggests that there are additional pre-compiled lists of grants available to small farmers, including women in the United States. Here are examples of such lists (https://businessyield.com/grant-opportunities/farm-grants-for-females/, https://smallbusiness.chron.com/federal-grants-farms-13856.html, and https://agriculture.az.gov/grants.)
  • For all our research, we would focus on the United States.
  • Based on the data availability, we anticipate being able to fully answer all the research questions.
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james o.
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