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Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of funds under the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP). This FOA provides funds to eligible entities to develop strategies that incorporate agriculture and food systems to improve the livelihoods and economic self-sufficiency of refugee families, with particular emphasis on newly arrived refugees. These strategies should result in sustainable and/or supplemental income, improved access to healthy foods and better nutrition, and enhanced integration into communities by refugee families. Projects under RAPP must have an understanding of the needs of the population to be served, the needs and opportunities of a community or area, and available partnerships and resources, and must demonstrate a practical approach to achieving objectives, plans to evaluate qualitative and quantitative outcomes, and an organizational capability and a budget consistent with the overall approach and anticipated results. To this end, RAPP program requirements are to provide: 1) access to land; 2) farming production; 3) training and technical assistance; and 4) coordination with the refugee resettlement community.
Deadline: June 26, 2019
Public or private non-profit agencies are eligible for awards under this announcement.
Award Ceiling: $100,000 Per Budget Period
Award Floor: $50,000 Per Budget Period
Average Projected Award Amount: $100,000 Per Budget Period
Length of Project Period: 36-month project with three 12-month budget periods