July 22, 2022

California Department of Food & Agriculture Extends Grant Program Deadline

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is extending its application deadline for its 2022 Beginning Farmer and Farmworker Training and Workforce Development Program (BFFTP). Grant applications will now be accepted until August 15, 2022.

The BFFTP grant program was funded through the 2021 California general fund budget. The program provides support to organizations to seeking to enhance or expand beginning farmer and farmworker training/apprenticeship programs.

Overall program goals include ensuring that resources are dedicated to strengthening support for socially disadvantaged and/or beginning farmers and ranchers in the first ten years of business, and for farmworkers who need skills training to provide job sustainability. A secondary goal of the program is to build and grow regional networks to ensure that organizations can provide adequate support and training opportunities for those most underserved in the agriculture industry.

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