July 11, 2003
In separate Federal Registers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently published notification on requests for proposals for $15.25 million in partnership opportunities to conduct targeted research, education and outreach projects. Applicants have 45 days from the dates of publication to apply.
RMA reported that these agreements are part of an overall effort outlined by Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman to identify and develop new risk management tools and strategies, provide educational opportunities to underserved producers and ensure the financial soundness of the crop insurance delivery system.
The partnership opportunities are divided into four categories: (1) Research and Development - $4 million; (2) Community Outreach ? $3.5 million; (3) Commodity Partnerships for Risk Management Education ? $3.5 million; and (4) Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States - $4.25 million. Additional information about these opportunities as well as the Federal Registers can be accessed at: http://www2.rma.usda.gov/news/pr/2003/06/618partnerships.html
Staff contact: Paul Rodgers, 304-647-9981