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Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:57:15 CST

Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Competitive Grants Program The Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans program provides grants to non-profits to increase the number of military veterans in agriculture. The program provides grants to non-profits to help veterans gain farming and ranching knowledge and skills through comprehensive, hands-on and immersive model programs that lead to successful careers in the food and agricultural industry. The program encourages the development of training opportunities specifically designed for military veterans gaining knowledge and skills through comprehensive, hands-on and immersive model farm and ranch programs offered regionally that lead to successful careers in the food and agricultural sector.

The program encourages the development of training opportunities specifically designed for military veterans. AgVets projects will offer onsite, hands-on training and classroom education leading to a comprehensive understanding of successful farm and ranch operations and management practices. Projects may also offer workforce readiness and employment prospects for service-disabled veterans. Ensuring there are pathways for military veterans interested in pursuing careers in agriculture regardless of age or production choice strengthens agricultural production and rural economies across the United States.

NIFA requests applications for the AgVets to provide grants to nonprofit organizations for training programs and services to establish and enhance farming and ranching opportunities for military veterans.


For more information, read the Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans funding opportunity



   

 

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