Site Map. Text Size. Search MU Research.
Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Limited Submission Announcement

PLEASE READ: Internal Procedures for Limited Submissions


USDA - Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE)

Web Address:

Post Date:



Funding will be awarded in the following three categories for a maximum of $750,000:
A. Proposals less than $300,000
B. Proposals between $300,000-$525,000
C. Proposals exceeding $525,000

Campus Deadline:


External Deadline(s):

August 15, 2019 | 10:59 p.m. CT


Only one proposal will be accepted from each organization.

The 2501 Program provides funding to eligible organizations for training and technical assistance projects designed to assist socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in owning and operating viable agricultural enterprises. This is a non-construction grant. Proposals must be consistent with requirements stated in 7 U.S.C. 2279(c)(3).

Under this statute, the outreach and technical assistance program funds shall be used exclusively:

1. To enhance coordination of the outreach, technical assistance, and education efforts authorized under agriculture programs;
2. To assist the Secretary of Agriculture in:
     a. Reaching current and prospective socially disadvantaged farmers or ranchers and veteran farmers or ranchers in a linguistically appropriate manner; and
     b. improving the participation of those farmers and ranchers in USDA programs.

Proposals from eligible entities must address two or more of the following priority areas:

1. Assist socially disadvantaged or veteran farmers and ranchers in owning and operating successful farms and ranches;
2. Improve participation among socially disadvantaged or veteran farmers and ranchers in USDA programs;
3. Build relationships between current and prospective farmers and ranchers who are socially disadvantaged or veterans and USDA's local, state, regional, and National offices;
4. Introduce agriculture-related information to socially disadvantaged or veteran farmers and ranchers through innovative training and technical assistance techniques; and
5. Introduce agricultural education targeting socially disadvantaged youth, and/or socially disadvantaged beginning farmers and ranchers, in rural and persistent poverty communities.


All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at