USDA Cooperative Agreements to Support Historically Underserved Farmers and Ranchers

USDA announced that it is investing up to $50 million in cooperative agreements to support historically underserved farmers and ranchers with climate-smart agriculture and forestry. The Racial Justice and Equity Conservation Cooperative Agreements are available to entities and individuals for two-year projects that expand the delivery of conservation assistance to farmers who are beginning, limited resource, socially disadvantaged, and veteran farmers. Projects should remove barriers to access and reach historically underserved groups through a combination of program outreach and technical assistance in managing natural resources. Entities and individuals who provide outreach assistance to historically underserved groups are eligible.
Applications must be received by October 25, 2021.