Join us at this free live webinar to discuss funding opportunities from the USDA, in particular the Farmers Market (FMPP), Local Food (LFPP) Promotion Program , and Regional Food Systems Partnerships Program (RFSP) Grants. These programs help with the development and expansion of local and regional food systems. The request for proposals are out with applications due on May 2nd. Hear from experts with the USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service’s Grants Division and from a Wisconsin entrepreneur who has written and been awarded a LAMP grant.
Bring your questions!
Local Agriculture Market Program Grants Home Page
Local Food Promotion Program Grant RFP
Farmers Market Promotion Program RFP
Regional Food Systems Partnership Program RFP
The deadline for all three proposals is May 2, 2023.
Hear Christy speak about her experience winning this award and more:
Fueling the Local Food Engine: expanding access to local foods through equity-centered
community programming and value added food manufacturing in Dane County, WI
This project will allow growth to meet the demand and reach more than 60 local farms and producers, increasing annual local food purchasing. This project will invest in the development of the Pasture and Plenty (P&P) Makeshop business incubator marketing and business resource programming. Expand capacity to aggregate, develop and manufacture local food products and innovate to grow wholesale and direct-to-customer markets, with a focus on purchase commitments to Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC) and beginning farmers. Increase the scale of P&P Community Eats Cooking Class and Events programming, focusing on the Youth Black Excellence Life Readiness Cooking Class
Series and uplift BIPOC farmers, chefs and leaders. The proposed project reinforces the mid-tier value chain, driving growth in local jobs, food processing and sales capacity, and community classes/events that celebrate local foodways