The Refugee Agricultural Partnership Project (RAPP) helps ORR-served populations lead rural farming and urban community gardening projects. RAPP works with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide the fresh produce to farmers markets and earn the participants a supplemental income.
Participating in the Program
The program focuses on refugees and other ORR-eligible populations with a background in farming.
Through the RAPP program, grantees provide refugees who want to be farmers in the United States with:
- Training and resources, including land for farming
- Food safety and nutrition education to refugees to help promote a healthy lifestyle
- Technical assistance in farming, food safety, and nutrition
- The opportunity to work with each other and the broader community, promoting cultural exchanges and integration
Becoming a Grantee
RAPP grantees are community-based organizations and resettlement agency affiliates.
Eligible Applicants for the Refugee Agricultural Partnership Project Program
- State governments
- County governments
- City or township governments
- Special district governments
- Independent school districts
- Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education
- Private institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments (federally recognized)
- Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments)
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Non-profits with a 501(c)(3) status, other than institutions of higher education
- Non-profits that do not have a 501(c)(3), other than institutions of higher education
The Refugee Agricultural Partnership Project is a competitive grant program and funding is limited.
Organizations funded by the program are currently funded for a three-year project period. Organizations wishing to operate a program must submit an application when the RAPP Funding Opportunities Announcement is open on Grants.gov Visit disclaimer page .