Local Food Promotion Program

Approximately$1 1. 5 million in competitive grant funds in fiscal year (FY) 2019 is availablefor award through the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP).

LFPP is a component of the Farmers Market and Local Food PromotionProgram (FMLFPP), which is authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill under the LocalAgriculture

credit:


Marketing Program (LAMP).

The goal of LFPP grants are to develop, coordinateand expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage asintermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increaseaccess to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products.LFPP offers both Planning and Implementation projects.

For LFPP Planning, theminimum award is 25,000 and a maximum of $100,000for up to 18 months ( 1. 5 years).

Applicantsare expected to begin on September 30, 2019 and be completed by March 31, 202 1. For LFPP Implementation projects, the minimum award is $100,000 and a maximumof $500,500 for a period of 36 months (3 years).

Applicants are expected tobegin September 30, 2019 and be completed by September 29, 202 2. Matching funds of 25% of the Total Federalportion of the grant is required.

Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Agricultural Marketing Service

Estimated Funding: $115,000,000


Who's Eligible



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
LFPP Weboage

Additional Information of Eligibility:
1.Agricultural Business or Cooperatives.

Business entities, member-owned entities or businesses that provide, hold, deliver, transport, offer, or sell agricultural products or services for member benefit as well as the organization or other business that they represent.

2.

Producer Networks or Association.

Producer group- or member-owned organizations or businesses that provide, offer, or sell agricultural products or services through a common distribution system for the mutual member benefit as well as organizations or other businesses that assist, represent, or serve producers or producer networks.

3.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network or Associations.

A formal group of farms that work collectively to offer consumers regular (usually weekly) deliveries of locally-grown farm products during one or more harvest season(s) often on a subscription or membership basis.

This includes organizations or other businesses that assist, serve, or represent CSAs or CSA networks.

Customers have access to a selected share or range of farm products offered by the group of farmers based on partial or total advance payment of a subscription or membership fee.

4.

Food Council.

Food policy council or food and farm system network that represents multiple organizations involved in the production, processing, and consumption of food, as well as local, Tribal, or State governments; and that addresses food and farm-related issues and needs within city, county, State, Tribal region, multicounty region, or other region designated by the food council or food system network.

5.

Local Government.

Any unit of government within a state, including a county; borough; municipality; city; town; township; parish; local public authority, including any public housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937; special district; school district; intrastate district; council of governments, whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law; and any other agency or instrumentality of a multi-state, regional, or intra-state or local government.

6.

Nonprofit Corporations: Any organization or institution, including nonprofits with State or IRS 501 (c) status and accredited institutions of higher education, where no part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.

7.Public Benefit Corporation.

A corporation organized to construct or operate a public improvement, the profits from which inure to the benefit of a State(s) or to the people thereof.8.

Economic Development Corporation.

An organization whose mission is the improvement, maintenance, development and/or marketing or promotion of a specific geographic area.

9.

Regional Famers Market Authority.

An entity that establishes and enforces regional, State, or county policies and jurisdiction over State, regional, or county farmers markets.

10.

Tribal Government.

A governing body or a governmental agency of any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community (including any native village as defined in section 3 of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, 85 Stat.

688 (43 U.S.C.

§ 1602)) certified by the Secretary of the Interior as eligible for the special programs and services provided through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/lfpp

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
LFPP Questions Mailbox

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2019-04-18

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2019-07-18



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