Agriculture Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program

The Risk Management Education Program provides U. S. agricultural producers with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make informed risk management decisions for their operations, with the goal of enhancing farm profitability.

To that end, the program will fund four Regional RME Centers,

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one each in the four geographical regions of the U. S. (See RFA for definitions of the four regions).

The program will also fund a risk management education electronic support center to provide existing risk management tools and the formation of networks that are focused on agricultural producers; further development of agricultural risk management curricula and materials; the delivery of agricultural RME to producers using one or more of the wide range of delivery methods; and the verification of program impacts.

FY '09 RFA includes special emphasis per Section 12026 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, (FCEA)(Pub.


110-246), which amends Section 524(a) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act, 7 U.S.C.

Related Programs

Cooperative Extension Service

Department of Agriculture

Agency: CSREES


Estimated Funding: $4,800,000

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Agriculture Risk Management Education Competitive Grants Program - FY '09 RFA

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applications may be submitted by qualified public and private entities.

This includes all colleges and universities, Federal, State, and local agencies, nonprofit and for-profit private organizations or corporations, and other entities.

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

An applicant’s failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of an application deadline will result in CSREES returning the application without review or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude CSREES from making an award.

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