The four regional Risk Management Education Centers announced funding opportunities for projects that help farm and ranch families succeed through targeted risk management strategies. Awards will fund projects conducted between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. Grant awards are generally between $5,000 and $50,000, however, there is no absolute upper or lower limit on the funds provided to a single project.
The two-stage online grants application process (pre-proposal and full proposal application) is fully explained on the regional Web sites. These sites can be accessed at www.csrees.usda.gov/nea/economics/in_focus/farm_if_risk.html#regional.
The pre-proposal stage of the process is due by Dec. 9.