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Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.168
Sponsors
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Deadlines
Mar 27, 2017
Contact
Purpose

The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) offers grants to projects that assist in the development, improvement, and expansion of domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community‐supported agriculture (CSA) programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer‐to‐consumer market opportunities.

Funding may support two types of projects.

  1. Capacity building
    Projects that have a direct benefit for farm and ranch operations serving local markets, such as:
    • Local farmer, rancher, or market manager training and education
    • Farmers market, roadside stand, CSA, or agritourism activity startup or expansion
    • Market analysis and planning for a direct producer-to-consumer market opportunity
    • Recruitment and outreach to new and beginning farmers and ranchers, as well as to consumers in support of direct producer-to-consumer markets
  2. Community development, training, and technical assistance
    Projects that support the applicant's efforts to provide outreach, training, and technical assistance to farm and ranch operations serving local markets, such as:
    • Statewide or regional farmer, rancher, or manager training and education in developing or maintaining their own direct producer-to-consumer enterprises
    • Training and technical assistance to assist farmers and ranchers with advertising and promoting their locally produced agricultural products
    • Establishing or expanding producer-to-consumer networks and organizations on a state, regional, and national level
    • Technical support for small- and mid-sized producers to become compliant with specifications and standards in order to increase their market opportunities

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Benefit communities located in areas of concentrated poverty with limited access to supermarkets
  • Are implemented in and support agribusinesses located in rural areas or towns that have populations of 50,000 or less
  • Involve Promise Zone Lead Applicant Organizations
Eligibility

Eligible entities include:

  • Agricultural cooperatives
  • Agricultural businesses
  • Producer networks and community supported agriculture (CSA) networks
  • Producer associations and CSA associations
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit corporations
  • Public benefit corporations
  • Economic development corporations
  • Regional farmers market authorities
  • Tribal Governments
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Funding: $13,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and electronic application process are available through grants.gov.

Tagged as
Food security and nutrition



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