The Alachua County Commission has approved and funded a mini-grant pilot program for small farmers and ranchers. The grants are for farms and ranches that earn between $1,000 and $250,000 per year. Funding is for capital and equipment expenditures that will positively impact the business’ income.
The total grant request must not exceed $5,000
. Only one application per farm or ranch is permitted. The total funding for this pilot program is $10,000
This grant will also prioritize small farms and ranches owned by black persons, women, indigenous persons, and persons of color, as these groups have been marginalized in the past when competing for programs such as this.
Applications must be in the County Manager’s Office by 5 p.m. July 30, 2021
. Click here to go to the SMAACA Information Site
. You will find more details and a link to the application at this site.
Applicants can submit completed forms by email to SMAACA@alachuacounty.us
or by mail or in-person to:
Attention: SMAACA Grant
Alachua County’s Office of Resilience, Climate Change,
12 SE First Street, 2nd Floor County Manager’s Office
Gainesville, FL 32601
For more information, contact Strategic Initiatives Manager Sean Mclendon at 352-548-3765.