TO: SMALL FARM CONTACTS
FROM: DENIS EBODAGHE
FUND FOR RURAL AMERICA
Requests for proposals for Fund For Rural America have not been
published at this time.
The 1996 Farm Bill allocates $100 million per year beginning January
1, 1997, to the Fund For Rural America. The funds are split equally
among three areas: rural development, research, and an amount to be
used at the discretion of the Secretary for research or rural
development. The monies become available January 1, 1997.
For more information check your website at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov
then point to the 1996 Farm Bill: Rural Highlights OR
Maria Bynum at (202) 720-5192 or Jim Brownlee at (202) 720-2091