Grants For Local Food Systems Available

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is making more than $26 million in grant funding available to strengthen local and regional food systems through Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP).

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FMPP grants support direct producer-to-consumer marketing projects such as farmers markets, community-supported agriculture programs, roadside stands, and agritourism.  LFPP funding supports projects that develop, improve, and expand local and regional food business intermediary supply chain activities, including processing, distribution, aggregation, and storage of locally or regionally produced food products.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically for FMPP and LFPP and are due by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on May 12.

Additional grant writing workshops will be held through the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance (AMSTA) Project.