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20237041739229

Cooperative Agreement

Overview

Grant Description
Underserved producers face numerous barriers to accessing USDA programs, including lack of knowledge of USDA programs; language skills, time, resources, and sufficient support; trust in the federal government; fundamental business administration skills; and farm viability and secure land tenure.

American Farmland Trust's (AFT) proposed project, Growing Equity, will improve successful participation in USDA programs and services by increasing the quality and quantity of business technical assistance (BTA) provided to underserved farmers and ranchers across the nation. Through two objectives, AFT aims to achieve the following:

1) Increase underserved producer access to USDA programs through expanded outreach, coaching, and BTA.
2) Increase underserved producer access to USDA programs through expanded education and networking for BTA providers.

By implementing these objectives, AFT expects to achieve the following outcomes:

1) 11,500 underserved producers receive outreach about USDA programs and services.
2) 1,650 underserved producers receive coaching services to support them in considering and applying for USDA programs.
3) 165 underserved producers receive standard BTA services to increase their overall viability.
4) 22 BTA service providers form a network that increases knowledge, skills, and capacity to conduct effective outreach, coaching, and BTA to underserved producers.
5) 250 BTA providers have increased knowledge and skills to conduct effective outreach, coaching, and BTA to underserved producers.

By funding BTA providers to work specifically with underserved producers and by supporting the continuing education of BTA providers, this proposal will help underserved producers better access USDA programs. This, in turn, will create a stronger, more inclusive, more viable, and more resilient farm sector.
Place of Performance
Washington, District Of Columbia 20036-4132 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Related Opportunity
None
Analysis Notes
Amendment Since initial award the total obligations have increased 42% from $3,308,962 to $4,688,962.
The American Farmland Trust was awarded Growing Equity: Increasing Access to USDA Programs Underserved Producers Cooperative Agreement 20237041739229 worth $4,688,962 from the Institute of Youth, Family, and Community in January 2022 with work to be completed primarily in Washington District Of Columbia United States. The grant has a duration of 5 years and was awarded through assistance program 10.234 American Rescue Plan Technical Assistance Investment Program.

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 10/6/23

Period of Performance
1/1/23
Start Date
12/31/27
End Date
28.0% Complete

Funding Split
$4.7M
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$4.7M
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 20237041739229

Transaction History

Modifications to 20237041739229

Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
20237041739229
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Nonprofit With 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other Than An Institution Of Higher Education)
Awarding Office
12348V INSTITUTE OF YOUTH, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY (IYFC)
Funding Office
12348V INSTITUTE OF YOUTH, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY (IYFC)
Awardee UEI
MT1SDM1Y5R33
Awardee CAGE
3JWX3
Performance District
DC-98

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
Processing, Research and Marketing, Office of the Secretary, Agriculture (012-0115) Agricultural research and services Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $3,308,962 100%
Modified: 10/6/23