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USDA Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) - Application Due 05/14; Webinars 04/18 and 05/09

Opportunity Title:

Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) Fiscal Year 2024

 

Funder/Agency:

Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

 

Opportunity Number:

USDA-AMS-TM-LFPP-G-24-0011

 

Description:

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.


The program focuses on:

  • Supporting the processing, aggregation, distribution, and storage of local and regional food products that are marketed locally or regionally, including value-added agricultural products;

  • Encouraging the development of value-added agricultural products;

  • Assisting with business development plans and feasibility studies;

  • Developing marketing strategies for producers of local food and value-added products;

  • Facilitating regional food chain coordination and mid-tier value chain development;

  • Promoting new business opportunities and marketing strategies to reduce on-farm food waste;

  • Responding to changing technology needs in indirect producer-to-consumer marketing; and

  • Covering expenses related to cost incurred in obtaining food safety certification and improvements to food safety practices and equipment.

Webinar

April 18 and May 9, 2024 from 1:00 pm EST to 3:00 pm EST

Through this registration link, access will be provided to both office hours sessions, applicants can decide to attend to one or both sessions.

 

Eligibility:

  • Agricultural Businesses or Cooperatives

  • Producer Networks or Association

  • CSA Networks or Associations

  • Food Council

  • Local Governments

  • Nonprofit Corporations

  • Public Benefit Corporations

  • Economic Development Corporations

  • Regional Farmers Market Authorities

  • Tribal Governments

 

Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$10,500,000

 

Maximum Award:

$500,000

 

Minimum Award:

$25,000

 

Deadline:

Applications Due May 14, 2024

 

 

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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