2023 ERME Request for Applications (RFA) for Meat and Poultry Processing
The Northeast Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) Center, in conjunction with the North Central, Southern, and Western Centers seeks applications from eligible organizations with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver outcome-based risk management education and training programs to meat and poultry professionals, producers, processors, and distributors.
Eligibility: The Northeast Center seeks applications from seeks applications from qualified public and private groups, organizations, and institutions including educational institutions, farm organizations, meat and poultry organizations, lenders, consultants, and other risk management education providers with a demonstrated capacity to develop and deliver outcome-based risk management education programs. The Northeast Center serves Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
This funding opportunity is to award competitive grants to educational institutions, farm organizations, meat and poultry organizations, lenders, consultants, and other risk management education providers. Applications should focus on helping workers and producers in the meat and poultry processing sector across the farm, processing, and distribution levels to manage risk and enhance their performance and viability. Projects shall provide education and training for meat and poultry producers, processors, and distributors, which in turn will enable small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to make sound risk management decisions that aligns with one or more of the five areas of risk: production, marketing, financial, legal or human. The maximum amount of requested funding shall not exceed $150,000 for 24-month projects to be conducted between June 1, 2023 and May 31, 2025.
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