Deadline for USDA’s Climate-Smart Commodities Approaching

The deadline for the USDA’s second round of funding for Climate-Smart Commodities is Friday, June 10. This funding pool is for partners proposing projects between $250,000 and $5 million. The proposals should emphasize the enrollment of small and-or underserved producers, and-or monitoring, reporting, and verification activities developed at minority-serving institutions. “We’re excited to see the many innovative projects designed to build new opportunities for these producers,” says USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie. “The sheer number of applications we’ve already received is a testament to the high interest in this opportunity.” The undersecretary also says, from the very beginning, they’ve ensured that this effort is inclusive across a broad cross-section of agriculture. “In this funding pool, we’re especially looking for innovative approaches that expand markets for small and historically underserved producers,” Bonnie adds. Information on how to apply, frequently asked questions, and additional information and resources are available at usda.gov.

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