No, ISDA does not have a grant to start a farm. However, there are low‐interest loans available. Contact: U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes direct and guaranteed farm ownership and operating loans to family‐size farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank, Farm Credit System institution, or other lender. FSA loans can be used to purchase land, livestock, equipment, feed, seed and supplies.
These loans can also be used to construct buildings or make farm improvements. To find the contact information for your local Indiana county office visit:
You can also contact the Indiana office:
US Department of Agriculture Indiana Farm Service Agency 5981 Lakeside Boulevard Indianapolis, IN 46278 317-290-3030 Fax 317-290-3045
For other USDA Service Centers go to:
Or Small Business Administration (SBA) acts as an advocate for small business interests. Most SBA
programs are administered through partnerships with private entities. The SBA has loan guarantee programs available to persons who have made every effort to obtain a loan through conventional means. SBA does not have grant programs for starting a small business.
For more information regarding the SBA, contact: Small Business Administration 429 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1873 317-226-7272, 800-827-5722 (SBA Answer Desk) www.sba.govwww.sba.gov