USDA has published a Request for Applications for fiscal year 2015 funding for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Applications for this round of funding are due March 13, 2015.
Only electronic applications may be submitted via Grants.gov to NIFA in response to this RFA. For an overview of the Grants.gov, please see Application Process (page 14 of 2015 Request for Application – Beginning Farmer Grant Program).
USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture has been hosting webinars for 2015 applicants, which can be accessed from the program page at http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/bfrdp/bfrdp.html.