Grants and Cost Share Programs

The Kansas Department of Agriculture works diligently to identify and promote grants, cost share opportunities and other programs that can aid and assist Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses. A list of active and past programs available to Kansans through KDA can be found below, as well as some other agriculture funding sources. 

Active Programs

Past Programs

Other Agricultural Funding Sources

The following funding programs are administered outside of the Kansas Department of Agriculture by other state agencies, organizations, or the federal government. Please contact each entity directly with questions. This is not a complete list; other programs may be available. 

Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant Program

NetWork Kansas Capital Loan Programs

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Research and Education Grant

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Farmer Rancher Grant 

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development Program Grant

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Partnership Grant

USDA Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Grants

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives

OPEN! USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Farmers Market Promotion Program (due 05/14/2024)

OPEN! USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Federal State Marketing Improvement Program (due 05/28/2024)

OPEN! USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Local Food Promotion Program (due 05/14/2024)

OPEN! USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Regional Food System Partnerships (due 05/14/2024)
USDA Farm Service Agency Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans

USDA Farm Service Agency Operating Loans

USDA Farm Service Agency Farm Ownership Loans

USDA Farm Service Agency Microloans

USDA Farm Service Agency Youth Loans

USDA Farm Service Agency Emergency Loans

OPEN! USDA Farm Service Agency Farm Storage Facility Loan Program (due 06/30/2024)

USDA Farm Service Agency Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops Program

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service High Tunnel Initiative

USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program

USDA Rural Development Value-Added Producer Grants 

USDA Rural Development Rural Business Development Grants

Grant Contacts

If you are aware of a particular grant or cost share program you would like KDA to research, please contact one of our grants coordinators:

Brittney Grother, Division of Ag Marketing
Monica Wichman, Division of Conservation
Karen Lebo, Division of Water Resources