Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) - Division of Agriculture
Grants of up to $40,000 to Rhode Island associations, organizations, individual farmers, and residents for initiatives that advance the marketability of eligible agricultural products across the State. Funding is intended for a wide range of activities, including but not limited to, research, marketing, education, and product development. Specialty crops are defined by this federally supported program as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, and nursery crops including floriculture such as Christmas Trees, cut flowers, honey, hops, and turf grass production.
Examples of enhancing the market competitiveness of specialty crops include, but are not limited to: Research, promotion, marketing, nutrition, trade enhancement, food safety, food security, plant health programs, education, "buy local" programs, increased consumption, increased innovation, improved efficiency and reduced costs of distribution systems, environmental concerns and conservation, product development, and developing cooperatives.
Grant applications and projects must further the competitiveness of specialty crops only as broadly as possible in Rhode Island, and not just serve to enhance individual farm viability pursuant to USDA program guidelines.
GrantWatch ID#: 179488
Awards will be made in amounts of $10,000 to $40,000 for each project.
Grant funds will be awarded for projects of up to two years duration starting April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2023.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications should be sent to:
DEM's Division of Agriculture
235 Promenade Street, Room 370
Providence, RI 02908
Email applications, and direct questions to:
Deputy Chief DEM/Division of Agriculture
(401) 222-2781 x 4517
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