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GRANT — FACT: Fund-a-Farmer

 

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:

  1. Animal Welfare Certification projects: New! Projects that are designed to help farms achieve Animal Welfare ApprovedCertified Humane, or Global Animal Partnership (GAP)  steps 4 – 5 certification through on-farm improvements.
  1. 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 GrassfedAnimal Welfare ApprovedCertified HumaneCertified Naturally GrownUSDA Certified OrganicGlobal Animal Partnership (GAP) steps 4 to 5+

How much: Up to $2,500

Deadline: November 21, 2016

Website: https://www.fundafarmer.org/apply-for-grant/

Contact: Contact Larissa McKenna at grants@foodanimalconcerns.org

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