Small-Producer Agriculture Capital Support Grant (SMAACA Grant) Available
June 25, 2021
Press release from Alachua County
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.