Rodale Institute offers a micro-grant program specifically targeted to support projects and consulting for small-scale Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) farmers. Applications are due by February 28, 2023.
Any U.S. small-scale BIPOC farmer who is currently organic or wishes to pursue organic transition is eligible to apply for a maximum grant of $2,000. Student, intern, and apprentice farmers involved in an organic operation are also eligible. Grant funding is focused on needs such as tools, equipment, training, consulting, or anything that ensures the farmer’s success. Funding should have the potential to positively impact a farmer’s transition to organic, allow them to better market their products, or solve a particular problem that is typically unfundable through normal operational or lending strategies.
The Rodale Institute website has more information and application details.
Adapted from an announcement published February 14, 2023, by ATTRA.