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Farm Jobs in Atlanta Get Funding

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Those with farm jobs in Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia will soon be able to apply for funding.

The Georgia Department of Agriculture recently announced that nearly $1 million in federal funds will be up for grabs in the form of competitive grants that promote the marketing and enhancement of specialty crops throughout the state. The funds are being distributed under the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, which was part of the 2008 Farm Bill.

About $909,576.22 in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be awarded on a competitive basis for developmental projects that support and enhance the competitiveness of Georgia Specialty Crops. Awards will be presented for projects that can successfully measure the greatest return on investment of the federal dollars. Grants of $10,000 to $150,000 will be awarded for up to three years.