Who Is Eligible?
FACT will award grants of up to $2,500 in March 2017 to working, independent, family farmers who raise pigs, broiler chickens, laying hens, turkeys, dairy cows and/or beef cattle.
What Activities Are Eligible?
Two types of projects:
- Animal Welfare Certification projects: New! Projects that are designed to help farms achieve Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane, or Global Animal Partnership (GAP) steps 4 – 5 certification through on-farm improvements.
- Pasture Improvement projects: Same as last year! Projects that help farms transition to pasture-based systems or improve access to pasture for their animals. To be eligible for a Pasture Improvement Grant, farms must already be considered highly welfare-oriented, as determined by holding or actively working toward one of six specified humane certifications for their livestock or poultry: AGA Certified Grassfed, Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane, Certified Naturally Grown, USDA Certified Organic, Global Animal Partnership (GAP) steps 4 to 5+
How much: Up to $2,500
Deadline: November 21, 2016
Contact: Contact Larissa McKenna at email@example.com