Every day is an opportunity to be grateful to veterans of all ages and all branches of the armed services. On Monday, November 12th, the observance of Veteran’s Day in Dallas was curtailed due to extremely cold weather conditions. We know this was a disappointment to many veterans, family members and volunteers. However, the City of Dallas strives to find ways to thank and honor vets 365 days of the year, whether directly or through the promotion of programs and opportunities specifically for them.
An exciting program that has come to our attention through Mayor Rawlings’ office is offered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The program, Enhancing Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Grants, is a pilot program offered to non-profit organizations for training programs and services. If selected for the grant, participating non-profits can receive a maximum award of $1,000,000.
- Purpose: To provide grants to non-profit organizations for on-site training programs and classroom education services that teach hands-on farming and ranching skills to military veterans
- Encourage military veterans to pursue successful careers in the food and agricultural sector
- Strengthen agricultural production and rural economies across the United States
- Offer workforce readiness and employment prospects for service-disabled veterans
- Award: $1,000,000 (maximum award)
- Due Date: January 10th, 2019
Learn more and apply at: https://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/enhancing-agricultural-opportunities-military-veterans