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Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund Demonstration Grant Program

Grants for Community Groups and
Farmers in North Carolina

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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RAFI-USA

Deadline Date:

12/15/11 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants are available for private farmers and/or community groups of farmers in North Carolina. The goal of the funding is to enable these farmers to continue to be productive within the farming industry despite all of the changes that have occurred in farm programs, and receive more income for their products.

The goal of the Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund is to keep farmers in farming and maintain the economic base of North Carolina’s rural communities. The Reinvestment Fund aims to assist farmers and rural communities to develop new sources of agricultural income through provision of cost-share grants.Tight margins for most commodity crops and changing farm programs provide new challenges for North Carolina farmers. The purpose of the Reinvestment Fund is to help farmers to develop enterprises that allow them to earn more for their products through innovative production, processing, or marketing approaches.

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY:
*Generate new farm income
*Establish new markets for local products and services
*Develop new uses for greenhouses
*Add value to existing farm products by processing, packaging or marketing in a new way
*Make new use of tobacco facilities and equipment
*Maintain or create quality employment, including self-employment or opportunities for home-based businesses
*Make optimal use of on-farm and natural resources
High priority will be given to projects that are innovative and demonstrate a new direction or opportunity for farmers in North Carolina.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126649

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$225,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

$10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Community Groups: Groups of farmers, farm coops, or farmer associations partnering with churches, local businesses, civic organizations, or combinations of these.

Producers / Individual Applicants:
Must earn at least 50% of household income from personal farm operation.

Priority is given to farmers who earned a significant portion of their income from tobacco at the time of the Master Settlement Agreement (1997-1998).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Street Address:
274 Pittsboro Elementary School Rd, Pittsboro, NC

Mailing Address:
PO Box 640,
Pittsboro, NC 27312 •
Phone 919.542.1396 -
Fax 919.542.0069

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina