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Farmer Veteran Coalition Fellowship Fund

Farmer Veteran Coalition

Closed February 14, 2021

About

The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is a small grant program that provides direct assistance to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching. The Fellowship Fund does not give money directly to the veteran, but rather to third-party vendors for items the veteran has identified will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm business. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000, and nearly $3 million has been awarded to veterans since 2011.

Eligibility

  • Must be a member of Farmer Veteran Coalition. Click here to join now.

  • Have served or are currently serving in any branch of the United States Military.

  • Received an ‘Honorable’ characterization of service upon discharge from the military. Other characterizations of service may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

  • Currently serving service members must provide a letter of support from their commanding officer or designated representative attesting to their characterization of service.

  • Must have an agricultural business in operation and a business plan.

  • Previous Fellowship recipients are NOT eligible to re-apply.

  • Must be willing to fully participate in the Fellowship Program, which includes periodic progress reports, mentoring other farmer veterans and a desire to make a positive impact on the farmer veteran community

Terms

Farmer veterans who are selected as Fellowship recipients have six (6) months to use their award as outlined in their application or risk losing it to another deserving farmer veteran.

Upon notification of their award, Fellowship recipients may begin seeking out third-party vendors to make their purchase. All third-party vendors must be approved by the Fellowship Fund manager prior to purchase.

After an approved third-party vendor has been selected, the Fellowship Fund manager makes the payment on the farmer veteran’s behalf.

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Details

Release Date

January 1, 2021

Deadline

February 14, 2021

Organization

Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC)

Financial Instrument

Grant

Minimum Award Amount

$1,000

Maximum Award Amount

$5,000

Updated July 12, 2021

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