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AgrAbility Funding Opportunity Announced

Posted: April 24, 2014

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has released the 2014 Request for Applications for the AgrAbility Program, an assistive technology program for farmers with disabilities. Applications are due June 4.

NIFA is hosting a webinar for interested applicants on May 7 at 2:00 pm EST, which will focus on general guidelines for the program.

The AgrAbility program increases the likelihood that farmers, ranchers, farm workers and farm family members with disabilities will experience success in agricultural production. The program supports projects between State Cooperative Extension System and private non-profit disability organizations who work in partnership to provide agricultural education and assistance directed at accommodating disability in farm operations for individuals with disabilities, and their families, who engage in farming and farm-related occupations.