Ga Dept of Agriculture

 

Grants

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J. Erdmann
Director of Grants/SCBGP Coordinator
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Email: GrantsDivision@agr.georgia.gov

Shana Miles
Grants Specialist III
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Email: GrantsDivision@agr.georgia.gov

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The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) administers numerous federal grants and cooperative agreements internally through its various departmental divisions. GDA does not offer any grants that are available to individuals and/or businesses (including farms). There are federal and private grants and loans available (again, not administered by GDA) that applicants can independently apply for. The links included in this list are not all-inclusive, but are a starting point for agricultural-related grant/loan research. 

Article: The Myth of Government Grants

New for 2020-2021, pandemic-related assistance information from USDA:https://www.farmers.gov/coronavirus


 

2021 USDA/AMS SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (SCBGP) FOR GEORGIA
The deadline for acceptance for 2021 Concept Proposals is now CLOSED
2021 RFA (for informational purposes only)
Please check back on February 1, 2022 when the 2022 SCBGP Request for Applications (RFA) will be posted
Please note that  ONLY grower associations, commodity commissions, colleges, universities, local governments, and IRS-designated non-profits (preferably in partnership with a Georgia college or university) may apply for this grant: individuals and businesses (including farms) are not eligible to apply for the SCBG.  


 

IMPORTANT links for those who are invited to apply for the SCBGP in 2021:

Evaluation Plan/Performance Measures for ALL Specialty Crop Projects (Required reading for all applicants)

Appendix A - Unallowable and Allowable Costs (Required reading for all applicants)
Appendix B - Logic Model (Use this as a guide. It is not needed as part of your application)

Appendix C - Budget Template (Use this as a guide. It is not needed as part of your application)
Appendix D - List of Eligible Specialty Crops (Required reading for all applicants)
USDA/AMS-SCBG Website (All applicants should review this info from USDA)

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Specialty Crop Grantee Manuals, etc.:

Guide to Submitting SCBGP Reimbursement Requests to GDA

2021-2024 GDA/SCBG Sub-Grantee Procedures Manual (Includes Subgrantee Performance Report Due Dates)

2020-2023 GDA/SCBG Sub-Grantee Procedures Manual (Includes Subgrantee Performance Report Due Dates)

2019-2022 GDA/SCBG Sub-Grantee Procedures Manual (Includes Subgrantee Performance Report Due Dates)

2018-2021 GDA/SCBG Sub-Grantee Procedures Manual (Includes Subgrantee Performance Report Due Dates)

2017-2020 GDA/SCBG Sub-Grantee Procedures Manual (Includes Subgrantee Performance Report Due Dates)

Form: SCBGP Project Budget Modification/Amendment Request

Form: SCBGP Drawdown/Reimbursement Request

Form: SCBGP Sample Timesheet for logging salary charged to the grant


SCBGP FUNDING PRIORITIES/FOCUS AREAS
The following have been identified as funding priorities for the SCBGP for Georgia: Increasing consumption of specialty crops in Georgia's schools by expanding child knowledge of and improving access to the nutritional benefits of specialty crops; Enhancing specialty crop food safety, particularly in regard to helping farmers/growers/producers prepare for and comply with the provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA); Assisting all entities in the specialty crop production/distribution chain in developing "Good Agricultural Practices," "Good Handling Practices," "Good Manufacturing Practices," and in cost-share arrangements for funding audits of such systems for small farmers, packers and processors; Research projects, including those which focus on helping specialty crop growers reduce the financial costs and/or environmental impact of their operations, including improved pest and disease management techniques, efficient water management, integrated pest management, and/or sustainable production; Developing and researching new and improved specialty crop varieties that are better adapted to Georgia's soils and climate and/or result in longer shelf-life; Increasing sales and marketability and driving demand for commercially grown specialty crops.

The public is invited to suggest additional/alternate funding priorities to be considered by GDA for future SCBGP solicitations. These should be emailed to GrantsDivision@agr.georgia.gov. Please put "SCBGP Funding Priorities" in the subject line of the email.


OTHER GRANTS/PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY THE GEORGIA DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE:

DOG AND CAT STERILIZATION PROGRAM

  • Licensed municipal animal shelters and licensed nonprofit animal rescue organizations with 501(c)(3) status may apply to the Georgia Department of Agriculture for a grant to assist with sterilization procedures on animals that are owned or in possession, custody, or control of the municipal animal shelter or nonprofit animal rescue and are to be adopted by Georgia private owners. For more info, call: (404) 656-4914

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