The Farmer Veteran Coalition has an exciting grant program that will be open for five weeks beginning February 1st, 2019 at 8 a.m. PST and closes on March 8th, 2019 at 5 p.m. PST.
What is in it for you?
The grant program will provide veterans with awards ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to make purchases to help with launching of their farm business.
What do you need to do?
- Go to the link posted on the Fellowship Fund page at www.farmvetco.org/fvfellowship. between February 1st and March 8th, 2019.
- Complete the application. (The application consists of both short answer and essay questions and requires veterans to submit a business plan.)
- Submit Application.
- Wait for the award announcements in April.
A webinar to review the application followed by a Q&A session will be held Wednesday, February 13 at 2:30 p.m. PST. Registration is limited to the first 500 participants, but a recording will be posted to the Fellowship web page after it’s completed. To register, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8095158054240674827.
Have any questions?
For eligibility and requirements, visit www.farmvetco.org/fvfellowship.
View a list of frequently asked questions by visiting www.farmvetco.org/fellowship/faq.
If you have any further questions you can call the Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Rural Response Hotline at 1-800-464-0258 or visit www.farmerandrancher.org.
To find more resources and programs for beginning farmers and ranchers please visit www.farmanswers.org, a component of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and www.usda.gov/newfarmers