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Partnership Projects

Every year RMA funds partnership projects, through cooperative agreements, with nonprofits, universities, industry groups, and others to deliver risk management education and training across the country.

If you know of areas/groups in need of agricultural risk management education, consider applying for funding to deliver the needed education. Review previously funded projects to help you develop your proposal. Pending funding availability, applications are accepted once a year, typically in the early months of the calendar year (January to early March). Return to this webpage regularly for updates on funding availability.

Applying for Funding

The deadline for 2024 funding was March 4, 2024. If you have any questions about your application, please email We are in the process of reviewing applications and expect to announce the next notice of funding early 2025.

RMA announced up to $3 million is available for cooperative agreements to educate underserved, small-scale, and organic producers on farm risk management and climate-smart farm practices. The funding provides partnerships for organizations, such as nonprofits and land grant universities, to develop training and resources for producers about risk management options. This $3 million investment builds on the $13 million that RMA has already provided in partnerships since 2021.

Support with Applying

RMA offers assistance to entities serving underserved agricultural producers and communities with completing applications for funding opportunities.

This service can assist applicants with:

  1. Formulating statements of work, performance work statements and statements of objectives.
  2. Completing cooperative agreement award and grant applications.
  3. Project management for those applicants receiving a cooperative agreement award or grant so that recipients meet all the milestones and reporting obligations, abide by proper funds management and burn-rate, and demonstrate successful execution, monitoring and controlling, and project closeout.   

This service is available to underserved communities, ag-related non-profits, Tribal colleges and universities, Tribal higher education programs, 1890 Land Grant Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities.

RMA encourages interested parties to email for more details.

RME outreach agreement training for potential applicants

Webinar training covering the application process for organizations and entities applying for Risk Management Education outreach agreements - Watch the webinar.

Projects by Year