The Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) provides grants on a competitive basis for a wide spectrum of direct-to-consumer and intermediated marketing projects. Today’s announcement marks the second round of funding available through this newly expanded program from the 2014 Farm Bill. The $30 million a year provided by the Farm Bill is divided equally between FMLFPP’s two subprograms: $13.3 million for direct marketing grants (Farmers Market Promotion Program or FMPP) and $13.3 million for intermediated marketing grants (Local Food Promotion Program or LFPP).
The FMPP subprogram supports projects such as farmers markets, community-supported agriculture programs, roadside stands, and agritourism, while the LFPP subprogram supports the processing, distribution, aggregation, and storage of locally- or regionally-produced food products.
Applications for both the FMPP and LFPP subprograms must be submitted electronically through www.Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 14, 2015.
FMPP awards range from $15,000 to $100,000; no matching funds are required. LFPP planning grants range from $5,000 to $25,000 and implementation grants from $25,000 to $100,000. In-kind or cash match is required equal to at least 25 percent of the total cost of the project.
The FMPP request for applications is available at this link.
The LFPP request for applications is available at this link.
Below is the information shared during the training.