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FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Project - Call for Applications!

Posted by Michele Spencer at Jan 16, 2013 07:36 AM |

A message from Larissa McKenna of the the Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT):

In 2011, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) launched the Fund-a-Farmer Project, a competitive microgrants initiative to help farmers implement projects to improve animal welfare on their operations.  In the first round of grants, we awarded over $13,000 to nine farms across the country for a variety of projects.

FACT is now accepting grant applications for the next round of funding through its Fund-a-Farmer Project.  We will award grants of up to $1,500 for projects that (1) help farms transition to pasture-based systems, (2) improve the marketing of their humane products, or (3) more generally enrich the conditions in which farm animals are raised.

Working, independent family farmers that raise pigs, broiler chickens, laying hens, dairy cows and/or beef cattle are eligible to apply for any of the three types of grants.  Projects involving goats and sheep are only eligible for marketing grants.  New this year – farmers can apply directly online! More information about grant guidelines, eligibility requirements, project examples, and the application can be accessed at www.fundafarmer.org.  Applications are due by May 1, 2013, and grants will be awarded in August 2013.

We think that some of the members of your community potentially could be very interested in these grants, and we would like to see a diverse group of applicants from across the country apply for the second round of grants.  Please help us spread the word!

If you have any questions, please contact our Humane Farming Program Manager Lisa Isenhart at 773-525-4952 or at grants@foodanimalconcerns.org.

Sincerely yours,
Larissa McKenna
Associate Director

FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Project - Call for Applications!
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is now accepting grant applications for its Fund-a-Farmer Project!   The Fund-a-Farmer Project provides small grants to qualifying humane farmers who need assistance in improving the welfare of their farm animals. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded for projects that (1) help farms transition to pasture-based systems, (2) improve the marketing of their humane products, or (3) more generally enrich the conditions in which farm animals are raised. Working, independent family farmers that raise pigs, broiler chickens, laying hens, dairy cows and/or beef cattle are eligible to apply for any of the three types of grants.  Projects involving goats and sheep are only eligible for marketing grants.  Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by May 1, 2013 for awards made in August 2013. View guidelines and apply online at www.fundafarmer.org. Contact Lisa at grants@foodanimalconcerns.org or 773-525-4952 with questions.

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