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USDA Risk Management Agency Funding Opportunity

Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017 to Friday, July 14, 2017
Category: 
News

USDA Risk Management Agency announces Risk Management Education Partnership Program with applications due 10 July 5pm EDT. The purpose of this competitive cooperative partnership agreement program is to deliver crop insurance education and risk management training to U.S. agricultural producers to assist them in identifying and managing production, marketing, legal, financial, and human risk. The program gives priority to: (1) educating producers of crops currently not insured under Federal crop insurance, specialty crops, and underserved commodities, including livestock and forage; and (2) providing collaborative partnerships to develop and deliver crop insurance education and other risk management training. Education activities developed under the Risk Management Education Partnerships Program will provide U.S. farmers and ranchers, including limited resource, socially disadvantaged, and other traditionally under-served farmers and ranchers with training and information opportunities to be able to understand:

i. The kinds of risks addressed by existing and emerging risk management tools;
ii. The features and appropriate use of existing and emerging risk management tools; and
iii. How to make sound risk management decisions.

Funding availability for this program may be announced at approximately the same time as funding availability for similar but separate programs:—CFDA No. 10.458 (Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States). Prospective applicants should carefully examine and compare the notices of each announcement.