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USDA Regional Food System Partnerships. Due 5/2. $56.5M Available.

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Regional Food System Partnerships

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The RFSP supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The RFSP focuses on building and strengthening local or regional food economy viability and resilience, and this includes pandemic response and recovery.Applicants will work with their partners to catalyze the development of local or regional food systems. Applicants will coordinate efforts within the partnership to set priorities, connect resources and services, and measure progress towards common goals. Partnerships are authorized to:

Determine the size and scope of the local or regional food system in which the project’s goals, outreach objectives, and eligible activities are to be carried out,

Coordinate with AMS to receive technical assistance, and

Conduct outreach and education for potential participation in the partnership agreement and eligible activities.

Partnerships must bring a variety of financial and technical capabilities, demonstrate experience or readiness to work effectively and collaboratively with public and private entities across sectors, and present innovative, sustainable, and measurable approaches to achieving the project’s goals. RFSP grant recipients may apply for other LAMP programs on behalf of producers or eligible entities that desire to participate in eligible activities under the partnership agreement.


All applicants must be domestic entities owned, operated, and located within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or Tribal Governments. Eligible entities include: Producer, Farmer or Rancher, Producer Network or Association, Majority-Controlled Producer-Based Business Venture, Food Council, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network or Association, Local Governments, Nonprofit Corporations, Public Benefits Corporations, Economic Development Corporations, Regional Farmers Market Authorities, Tribal Governments.

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Application Deadline:

May 2, 2023

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