Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) - Division of Agriculture
Grants to Rhode Island organizations, industry groups, academic institutions, and individuals 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, outreach, education, and COVID-19 pandemic relief.
Projects must enhance the competitiveness of U.S. or U.S. territory-grown specialty crops in either domestic or foreign markets. Each project must identify at least one expected measurable outcome and indicator that specifically demonstrates the project’s impact in enhancing the competitiveness of eligible specialty crops. 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 turfgrass 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.
GrantWatch ID#: 179488
DEM anticipates that approximately between $150,000 - $300,000 will be awarded to projects enhancing the competitiveness of Rhode Island specialty crops. A maximum grant award does not exist.
During the FY 2019 and 2020 funding cycles, the average amount of funding, per award, totaled $42,605 and $32,437, respectively.
Grant funds cannot be expended before September 30, 2021, or after September 29, 2024.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant-related questions should be directed to Ananda Fraser at the email address above or call (401) 537-8093.
DEM's Division of Agriculture
235 Promenade Street, Room 370
Providence, RI 02908
USA: Rhode Island
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