Apply for 22007 Information Session Micro-Funding

USDA-NIFA pre-approved institutions/organizations assigned to the Extension Foundation are encouraged to host a minimum of three (3) local outreach events in coordination with 22007 Regional Hub vendors now until December 22, 2023 targeted to potentially discriminated farmers who are eligible for relief under the 22007 program. Your institution/organization is granted $7,500 to cover expenses such as venue rentals, media costs, etc.

There will be two types of events eligible for this grant:

Outreach/Education: An outreach/education event should be marketed to potential DFAP applicants, and should offer them an overview of the program, including eligibility, timelines, preparation useful prior to application, and available assistance. Any such event should include information on technical assistance and how and when to obtain it, including a chance to sign up for one-on-one help.

Technical assistance: A technical assistance event will provide a higher level of guidance on application completion. Attendees will also receive direct assistance with accessing the DFAP application portal and completing the application.

The type of each event will be determined after communication and coordination with the Regional Hub vendors. Regional Hub Vendor Contacts

The event could be a combination of the two types.

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Please submit your application by or before November 17, 2023, so that we can schedule and coordinate your organization’s event with the regional vendors as soon as possible.

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List of eligible institutions/organizations

  • Aaniih Nakoda College – MT
  • Alabama A&M University
  • Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Auburn)
  • Alcorn State University
  • Bay Mills Community College – MI
  • Black Emergency Managers Association
  • Blackfeet Community College – MT
  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College – ND
  • Center for Rural Affairs
  • Central State University
  • Chief Dull Knife College – MT
  • College of the Muscogee Nation – OK
  • College of Menominee Nation – WI
  • Community Health Empowerment Project
  • CTLDomGroup Inc
  • Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl University – D-Q University – CA
  • Delaware State University
  • Diné College – NM
  • FAMU
  • Florida International University
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College – MN
  • Fort Peck Community College – MT
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Friends of the African Union
  • HABESHA, Inc.
  • Haskell Indian Nations University – KS
  • Ilisagvik College & AK
  • Institute of American Indian Arts – NM
  • Kentucky State University
  • Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College – MI
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College – WI
  • Langston University
  • Leech Lake Tribal College – MN
  • Lincoln University
  • Little Big Horn College – MT
  • Little Priest Tribal College – NE
  • ​​Navajo Technical University – NM
  • Nebraska Indian Community College – NE
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Northeast Texas Community College
  • Northwest Indian College – WA
  • Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
  • NY FarmNet | Cornell University
  • Oglala Lakota College – SD
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Restoring Faith
  • Red Lake Nation College – MN
  • Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College – MI
  • Salish Kootenai College – MT
  • SC State University’s 1890 Research and Extension Program
  • Sinte Gleska University – SD
  • Sisseton Wahpeton College – SD
  • Sitting Bull College – ND
  • Small Farm Program at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Southern Girls Soar
  • Southern University System
  • Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute – NM
  • Stone Child College
  • Sustaining Environments Through Education and Economic Development, Inc.
  • Tennessee State University, Cooperative Extension Program and College of Agriculture
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s BattleGround to Breaking Ground and Texas Agrability
  • Tohono O’odham Community College
  • Turtle Mountain Community College
  • Tuskegee University
  • UNCP–KBR – University of North Carolina at Pembroke Foundation Inc
  • United Tribes Technical College
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • West Virginia State University
  • West Virginia University Extension Small Farm Center
  • White Earth Tribal and Community College
  • Winston County Self Help Cooperative

Deliverables from the Extension Foundation

  • Informational webinars (2) to farmer-facing organizations
  • Communications (announcements, website)
  • Online application and contract for approved farmer-facing organizations
  • Contracts with Farmer-facing organizations
  • Up to 60 Mini-grants awarded (2 to 6 events per award, a potential of 360 events)
  • Compilation of events and financial reports from mini-grant recipients
  • Final report to USDA-NIFA

What we need from USDA-NIFA

In order to move forward with our plan, we need the following ASAP, no later than August 11, 2023:

  • Proposal approval
  • A list of farmer-facing organizations EXF will support
  • USDA-NIFA standardized application information (questions, introductory information, logos, etc.)
  • Scripts/standards for use in the informational webinars


Personnel & Fringe$34,306.36
Subawards; Non-competitive Mini-grants ($1000 per event, 2-6 events per month per farmer facing organization; Approximately 60 mini-grants)$720,000.00
Contractual $30,940.00
Indirect Costs, 10% de minimis$78,524.64


The 22007 program is available now until October 31, 2023. This proposal ends on November 30, 2023.

  • Week 1

    • Develop proposal
    • Internal meetings begin
  • Suggested Week 2

    • Proposal due
    • Start weekly USDA-NIFA/EXF meetings
    • Receive information from USDA-NIFA (noted above)
  • Suggested Week 3

    • Develop online application for organizations applying to host outreach events
    • Develop an online event and financial reporting document/form.
    • Schedule webinars and create a registration form
    • Create a webpage for 22007 mini-grants
  • Suggested Week 4

    • Launch mini-grant application (goal is Sept 5)
    • The approval process for applications received begins (rolling approval through Oct 13, 2023)
    • Send the announcement of mini-grant availability with links to the application and informational webinars registration link
    • Informational webinar 1
  • Suggested Week 5-14

    • Informational webinar 2 (week 5)
    • Rolling review and approval of applications
    • Payments to farmer-facing organizations begin and will roll through the end of 22007
  • Suggested Week 12

    • 10/13 end of mini-grant application availability (if a minimum of 2 events per application)
  • Suggested Week 14

    • 10/31 End of 22007 availability
  • Suggested Week 15-17

    • Collect mini-grant reports (financial and event) due from recipients
    • Draft final reports
  • Suggested Week 18

    • Final report submitted
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