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Apr 14, 2022
First funding pool deadline approaching for Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities

Proposals from $5 million to $100 million are in the first funding pool and are due by Friday, May 6 at 11:59 p.m. ET. These proposals should include large-scale pilot projects that emphasize the greenhouse gas benefits of climate-smart commodity production and include direct, meaningful benefits to a representative cross-section of production agriculture, including small and/or historically underserved producers.

Any general questions about the funding opportunity should be sent to If you are applying for the first funding pool, please be sure to submit those questions by April 15, 2022. Due to a high level of interest, USDA may not be able to respond to all questions received after that date prior to the first funding pool deadline. Please note that USDA cannot comment on specific project or applicant eligibility at this stage of the funding opportunity.

Please review this website for the link to the Notice of Funding Opportunity, updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), webinar recordings and other additional resources. If you are having application submission issues, please contact directly and document your correspondence.

For additional information, visit USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities.

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