USDA Competitive Grants Program

Funding

Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program

The Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program provides funds to (1) improve the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers; and (2) establish and maintain a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • 1862 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
  • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
  • For-profit Organizations Other Than Small Businesses
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions
  • Individuals
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than Institutions of Higher Ed
  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • Private Institutions of Higher Ed
  • State Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • State Controlled Institutions of Higher Ed
  • More Information on Eligibility

    Pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 450i(b)(7), eligible applicants means : (A) State agricultural experiment stations; (B) colleges and universities; (C) university research foundations; (D) other research institutions and organizations; (E) Federal agencies; (F) national laboratories; (G) private organizations or corporations; (H) individuals; or (I) any group consisting of 2 or more of the entities described in subparagraphs (A) through (H).

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic

    Solicitation Date (Opening) May 25, 2011
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    June 27, 2011
    Estimated Total Program Funding $1,400,000.00
    Range of Awards $200,000.00 to $1,400,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 25%
    Cost Sharing Requirements None
    For More Information Contact Susan Smith Shockey
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-FBMB-003450
    CFDA Number 10.319 Farm Business Management and Benchmarking Competitive Grants Program
    Contact for Electronic Access Problems webcomments@nifa.usda.gov