The Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program provides a combined total of $26.6 million divided equally between its two grant programs. The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) provides $13.3 million to support projects for direct farmer-to-consumer marketing projects such as farmers markets, community-supported agriculture programs, roadside stands, and agritourism. The Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) offers $13.3 million in funds for projects that support intermediary supply chain activities for businesses that process, distribute, aggregate, and store locally- or regionally-produced food products.
Grant applications must be submitted electronically through www.Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 14, 2015.
AMS Technical Assistance Grant Workshops
AMS and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announce a partnership through the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance (AMSTA) Project to conduct workshops that will help potential grant applicants understand, develop, and submit their Federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. Some of the workshop sessions will be recorded and made available for online viewing for those who are unable to attend in person.
Here is a list of upcoming grant workshop dates and locations.