In 2020, The National Young Farmers Coalition (Young Farmers) launched a new grant program to help young and beginning farmers as well as ranchers start up and grow their businesses. The program provided 50 farmers and ranchers with $5,000 grants in the spring of 2020 and 2021. Grant recipients also received a one-year membership to the National Young Farmers Coalition.
The National Young Farmers Coalition is now opening applications for the third year of its program on Wednesday, Dec. 15.
In 2022, the coalition will again be offering 50 grants to a new cohort of young farmers and ranchers. Forty-five awards will go to businesses already in operation; five will go to projects starting in 2022. This grant program is available to support farmers and ranchers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, in addition to the 50 states and Washington D.C.
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These grants are available to farmers of all races and gender identities. To ensure that our grants are contributing to ending inequity in access to agricultural careers, we commit to providing a minimum of 50% of our grants to Black, indigenous, and other people of color, and 50% of grants to female-identifying, non-binary and trans farmers. These are not mutually exclusive identity categories and should not be understood as adding up to 100% of available grants.
Applications are also available in Spanish.
Applications close on Jan. 28, 2022 (3 p.m. ET). The coalition will also be hosting a series of Q&A calls for interested applicants. Register to join a Q&A session. Two of the January sessions will have live Spanish interpretation and translation.