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USDA Announces 2014 Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Grants

cropped geens and potaotesThe Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program last week announced two competitive grants: the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), and is offering two separate webinars for potential applicants to learn more about eligibility and the application process.

Local Food Promotion Program

  • May 14, 2014, 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Time
    No need to pre-register, just click here to join the LFPP webinar.
  • LFPP offers grant funds to support the development and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises that “process, distribute, aggregate, or store locally or regionally produced food products”.
  • Such entities include food hubs, delivery and aggregation businesses, and processing and storage facilities along the local food supply chain.
  • LFPP will accept applications for both planning grants and implementation grants.
  • Click here for more information about the program or refer to the press release.

Farmers Market Promotion Program

  • The goals of FMPP grants are to increase domestic consumption of and access to local products by developing new direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities.
  • Eligible entities include farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agri-tourism activities, and other direct markets.
  • This webinar was held May 13; it was recorded and slides also will be available on the USDA FMPP website.
  • Learn more on the webpage.

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