USDA Program Access Facilitation
At PPLT, we specialize in guiding farmers, ranchers, and qualifying land stewards in obtaining access to USDA programs and funding, including FSA loans (microloans, operating loans, youth loans, etc.), USDA disaster assistance programs, NRCS programs (EQIP, CSP, AMA, etc.), and the Federal Crop Insurance Program.
We meet with you (1:1) to provide an objective analysis based on your current needs and work to align them with the assets of USDA programs.
Grant Writing and Research
At PPLT, our goal is to work with American Indian, BIPOC, and other farmers and ranchers on applying for eligible grant funding opportunities. Based on you needs, we conduct research to identify grants across local, state, regional, and national-level funding agencies and then assist you in grant development.
Intensive Business Planning Series
These intensives will bring you from the startup phase to a full draft business plan or completed loan application. Located at Global Village Farm in Grafton, MA, these 6-day intensives are designed to build relationships between core team members and expand technical know-how. The curriculum is individualized to the needs of BIPOC farmers and will be available in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Facilitators are experienced in team building, business governance, market planning, and business plan development.
Participants will be selected by application process considering the following criteria:
- Strength of business idea
- Stage of development
- Core member skills and needs
- Participants connection to mission / community / networks
- Climate justice considerations in business idea
Financial Literacy 101: coming Fall 2023
Marketing Class: coming January 2024