United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
06/21/21 11:59 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, corporations, agricultural businesses, agencies, and groups to promote local agricultural industries and food systems and address the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. LFPP’s purpose is to support the development, coordination, and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products.
The Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. Grants can be used for the planning stages of establishing or expanding a local and regional food business enterprise or to improve or expand a food business that supports locally and regionally produced agricultural products and food system infrastructure by performing feasibility studies, market research, training, and technical assistance for the business enterprise and/or for producers working with the business enterprise.
The program focuses on:
AMS encourages projects that respond to COVID-19 needs and impacts. However, funding is not contingent upon applicants directly addressing COVID-19 issues.
AMS encourages applications that benefit smaller farms and ranches, new and beginning farmers and ranchers, socially disadvantaged producers, veteran producers, and/or underserved communities.
LFPP offers Planning and Implementation project types. For information on project types, see https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/2021_LFPP_RFA.pdf#page=9.
For priority areas, see https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/2021_LFPP_RFA.pdf#page=10.
GrantWatch ID#: 180493
- LFPP planning projects range from $25,000 to $200,000.
- LFPP implementation projects range from $100,000 to $750,000.
- Duration: 24 months
- Start Date: September 30, 2021
- Completion Date: September 29, 2023
- Duration: 36 months
- Start Date: September 30, 2021
- Completion Date: September 29, 2024
AMS expects applicants to complete their projects within the required timeframe. It is acceptable to complete a project before the scheduled performance period end date. However, AMS encourages applicants to take the full grant period to allow ample time to complete projects.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applicants and other interested parties are encouraged to contact the LFPP staff by e-mail with questions about the grant program at USDALFPPQuestions@usda.gov.
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 2055 South Building
Washington, DC 20250-0264
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