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USDA announces Risk Management Education Program requests for application

This is a courtesy notification that the Risk Management Agency(RMA) has published the FY 2015 Request for Applications (RFAs) through Grants.gov, see official agency press release at www.rma.usda.gov/news/2015/07/cooperativeagreements.pdf.

To view the RFAs, go to Grants.gov or refer to RFA RME Partnerships Draft. In the middle of the home page choose the tab Browse Agencies and click on Department of Agriculture. The checklist can be downloaded here.

There are two (2) RFAs published:

  1. Crop Insurance in Targeted States (limited to the sixteen(16) targeted states) for crop insurance education toproducers. The targeted states are Connecticut,Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont,
  2. Risk Management Education Partnerships Program which is open nationwide for risk management training in the five (5) areas of risk:
    1. Production (including crop insurance)
    2. Financial
    3. Marketing
    4. Legal
    5. Human

All applications, which must be submitted electronically through http://rvs.umn.edu/Home.aspx, must be received by August 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, 45 calendar days from date of publication in Grants.gov. Hard copy applications will NOT be accepted. A tutorial on how to apply is available at http://rvs.umn.edu/rmaresources.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to rma.risk-ed@rma.usda.gov.

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