Grant Opportunities

Finding and applying for grants to support your operation can be time consuming and complicated.

We post relevant application opportunities, grant program news, and upcoming grant writing workshops to save you time and hassle.

Rural Business Development Grants from USDA

USDA invites applications to the Fiscal Year 2018 state allocation for the Rural Business Development Grant Program (RBDG).
Complete applications received by 4/30/2018, will compete for state allocated funds anticipated to be approximately $500,000. Applications of $99,000 or less are encouraged due to limited and highly competitive funds. Applications received after 05/01/2018 may compete for remaining allocated funds or if available, national office reserve funding.

Farm Aid Grant Program

This organization is awarding grants in three different categories to 501(c)(3) nonprofit (family farm and rural service) organizations that support family farm agriculture.

Beehive Grant Fund

If you're purchasing a new hive or materials to build a new hive and are a resident of Virginia, you're eligible to send an application to the Beehive Grant Fund. Get more information.


Virginia Department of Agriculture’s AFID Grant Program


The Farm Bureau® Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The Farm Bureau® Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs working on food and agriculture businesses. Rural entrepreneurs pitch innovative business ideas to a team of judges with expertise in business development and agribusiness. These entrepreneurs compete for $145,000 of startup funds.