About AgrAbility Virginia
AgrAbility Virginia assists individuals and their families who farm, and have illnesses, injuries or disabilities that are impeding their ability to work safely, effectively, and productively. The program collaborates with community professionals to:
- Modify farm and ranch operations
- Adapt equipment
- Increase farmstead accessibility
- Provide financial counseling
- Identify funding sources
- Coordinate community Services.
The National AgrAbility Project (NAP) and its state programs are supported by the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), and services are currently delivered in 24 states. The program was originally authorized by the 1990 Farm Bill and has been providing funding to state programs (SRAPs) through a competitive grant process since then. AgrAbility Virginia is a program of Easter Seals UCP, a nonprofit organization, and provides services free of charge through a contract with the Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension.