November 9, 2016

Northwest FCS News


Northwest Farm Credit Services Awards $265,000 in Rural Community Grants in 2016

Spokane, Wash. - Nov. 10, 2016 – Northwest Farm Credit Services awarded more than $265,000 to 170 projects in rural communities in 2016 across Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Since the program’s inception in 2007, Northwest FCS has awarded 634 grants totaling more than $1.2 million.

“We are committed to improving the lives of rural residents throughout the Northwest,” said Northwest FCS President and CEO Phil DiPofi. “Through Rural Community Grants, our intent is to help meet the economic, education, safety and social needs of rural communities as they age, grow and revitalize.”

Grants awarded in 2016, listed by state and community, are available here.

Application deadline for the next grant cycle is February 1, 2017. Deadlines for grant applications are February 1, June 1 and October 1 of each year. Organizations interested in applying for a Rural Community Grant project should visit the  Rural Community Grant Program page for more information and an application.

About Northwest Farm Credit Services
Northwest FCS is a $10.9 billion financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners and crop insurance customers in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS is a member of the nationwide Farm Credit System that supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.

Debra Strohmaier
Communications Specialist or 509.340.5443