Commodity Partnerships Small Sessions Program

The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces the availability of approximately $500,000 (subject to availability of funds) for Commodity Partnerships for Small Agricultural Risk Management Education Sessions (Commodity Partnerships Small

credit:


Sessions Program).

The purpose of this cooperative partnership agreement program is to deliver training and information in the management of production, marketing, and financial risk to U. S. agricultural producers in small sessions.

The program is to give priority to educating producers of crops not insurable with Federal crop insurance, specialty crops, and underserved commodities, including livestock and forage.

A maximum of 50 cooperative partnership agreements will be funded, five each in ten designated RMA Regions.

The maximum award for any agreement will be $10,00 0. Recipients of awards must demonstrate nonfinancial benefits from a partnership agreement and must agree to the substantial involvement of RMA in the project.

Funding availability for this program may be announced at approximately the same time as funding availability for similar but separate programs.

CFDA No.

1 0. 455 (Community Outreach and Assistance Partnerships), CFDA No.

1 0. 456 (Risk Management Research Partnerships), CFDA No.

1 0. 457 (Commodity Partnerships for Risk Management Education) and CFDA No.1 0. 458 (Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States).

Prospective applicants should carefully examine and compare the notices for each program.
Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Risk Management Agency

Estimated Funding: $500,000





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
To obtain a copy of the full announcement and more information on items in the Application Kit (RFA for Risk Management Education).

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants include State departments of agriculture, universities, non-profit agricultural organizations, and other public or private organizations with the capacity to lead a local program of risk management education for farmers and ranchers in an RMA Region.

Individuals are not eligible applicants.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/agreements/

Contact:
Lon Burke Grants & Agreements Specialist Phone 202-720-5265

Agency Email Description:
Contact Information

Agency Email:
RMA.Risk-Ed@rma.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2008-01-30

Application Due Date:
2008-03-24

Archive Date:
2008-04-23



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