In 2018 $30M in funding is available through the USDA AMS Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) support an array of direct-to-consumer and local food market projects. These competitive grant opportunities are important sources of support for building local and regional food systems. But if you don’t have much experience with grant writing, applying for a federal grant can seem like a big lift. How can you present your project in a way that captures the hearts and minds of reviewers? How should you structure your budget? How do you measure and evaluate the metrics stipulated in the RFA?
To answer these questions and more the Wallace Center, the Farmers Market Coalition, Colorado State University, and USDA AMS are teaming up to bring you the webinar Crafting Winning LFPP/FMPP Proposals. Dawn Thilmany and Becca Jablonski of Colorado State University will lead participants through best practices for planning and writing LFPP/FMPP proposals, emphasizing that designing an effective and impactful goal-based program is the foundation of successful grant applications. The webinar will take place on April 12th at 2:00pm EST. Click here to register for the webinar.