USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has opened the Request for Applications for the new Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Competitive Grants Program. The purpose of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Program is to establish a network that connects individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations to stress assistance programs. The establishment of a network that assists farmers and ranchers in time of stress can offer a conduit to improving behavioral health awareness, literacy, and outcomes for agricultural producers, workers and their families.
See the NIFA Funding Opportunity Page for more information about the program and to apply for the grant. The grant application closing date is Thursday, July 25, 2019.
Applications may only be submitted by a collaborative state; tribal; local or regionally-based network, or partnership of qualified public and/or private entities, as determined by the Secretary. These collaborations may include the following entities: Indian tribes (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304)); State departments of agriculture, State cooperative extension services; and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
Grants Available for Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance