Increasing Land, Capital, and Market Access Program


Primary goal is to fund projects that support a diverse set of farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners (producers) on the edge moving them from surviving to thriving as they address core barriers to attain land, capital, and market access.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
The authorizing statute for this assistance listing is Section 1006 of the American Rescue Plan Act (hereafter referred to as the Act) (Pub. L 117-2), as amended by Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (Pub. L 117-169). Section 1006(b)(1) and (b)(2) of the American Rescue Plan Act authorizes assistance and support to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners and operators and focuses on addressing the needs of underserved producers through outreach, education, engagement, and technical assistance to increase land, credit, and market access. Section 1006 also provides resources for grants to improve land access, including providing resources related to heirs’ property and related land access issues that impact access to USDA programs., Title American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Section 1006
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Individuals and non-domestic entities are not eligible. Subrecipients need not meet the eligibility requirements listed above. However, individuals are non-domestic entities are not eligible for subawards.
Beneficiary Eligibility
This program will benefit farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners and operators.
Each applicant (unless excepted under 2 CFR ? 25.110(b) or (c), or has an exception approved by the Federal awarding agency under 2 CFR ? 25.110(d)) is required to: (i) Be registered in before submitting its application; (ii) Provide a valid UEI number in its application; and (iii) Continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by a Federal awarding agency. It also must state that the Federal awarding agency may not make a Federal award to an applicant until the applicant has complied with all applicable UEI and SAM requirements and, if an applicant has not fully complied with the requirements by the time the Federal awarding agency is ready to make a Federal award, the Federal awarding agency may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive a Federal award and use that determination as a basis for making a Federal award to another applicant. Applicant entities identified in the exclusions database as ineligible, prohibited/restricted, or excluded from receiving Federal contracts and certain Federal assistance and benefits will not be considered for Federal funding, as applicable to the funding being requested under this Federal program (2 CFR 200.206(d)). Applicants must also furnish the information required in the Notices of Funding Opportunities (NFO) associated with this assistance listing and published on
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The agency only accepts electronic applications submitted via in response to specific NFOs. Applicants must complete the registration process. For information about the pre-award phase of the grant lifecycle application processes see: Refer to specific NFOs posted on (opens in new window)(opens in new window) for additional application procedures.
Award Procedure
The agency will conduct merit and risk reviews for all applications submitted in accordance with the NFO and will provide recommendations to the selection official. The selection official will make final award determinations. The agency reserves the option to negotiate with applicants tentatively selected for award but may issue awards without negotiations. The agency will provide award documents to selected applicants for execution, including a Notice of Grant and Agreement Award (ADS-093). When fully executed, the ADS-93 and attachments will constitute the final award.
Applicants must submit their applications via in accordance with deadlines set out in the applicable NFO.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The agency will delineate selection criteria in the NFO posted on
How may assistance be used?
Assistance may be used by recipient organizations to develop and run programs that are designed to align with and respond to land, capital, and market access needs of the target audience while concurrently providing wraparound technical assistance to ensure that program participants have the information, training, and customized support they require.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
This program is subject to 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. As required in 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart F Audit Requirements, all U.S. states, local governments, Federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, and non-profit organizations expending $750,000 USD or more in Federal award funds in a fiscal year must submit a Single Audit report for that year through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse's Internet Data Entry System.
In accordance with 2 CFR Part 400 - Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, ? 200.334 Retention requirements for records, award recipients shall maintain separate records for each grant to ensure that funds are used for authorized purposes. Grant-related records are subject to inspection during the life of the grant and must be retained at least three (3) years. Records must be retained beyond the three (3) year period if litigation is pending or audit findings have not been resolved. 2 CFR 200 Subpart D applies to this program.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The length of funding for award recipients is up to five years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: The agency will publish NFOs on outlining the application requirements and will make awards based on evaluation criteria stated in the NFO. Funding will be provided based on payment requests submitted in accordance with the award General Terms and Conditions, which may be viewed at this link:
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Michael Mannigan
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250 USA
Phone: 000-000-0000
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$0.00; FY 23 est $150,000,000.00; FY 24 est $150,000,000.00; FY 21$0.00; - (Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 est $150,000,000.00; FY 24 est $150,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$300 million total - $250,000 - $20 million average
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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