Regional Food System Partnerships

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 27th, 2024
Close Date
May 14th, 2024
Total Funding
$5,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$1,000,000.00
Award Floor
$100,000.00
Expected No. Awards
75
Opportunity No.
USDA-AMS-TM-RFSP-G-24-0027

Agency

Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Agriculture

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Agricultural Marketing Service is offering a grant opportunity titled "Regional Food System Partnerships". This grant aims to support partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The focus is on building and strengthening the viability and resilience of local or regional food economies, including pandemic response and recovery efforts. Applicants will work with their partners to catalyze the development of local or regional food systems by setting priorities, connecting resources and services, and measuring progress towards common goals. The partnerships will have the authority to determine the size and scope of the food system, coordinate with the Agricultural Marketing Service for technical assistance, and conduct outreach and education for potential participation in the partnership agreement and eligible activities. To be eligible for this grant, 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. The grant has an award ceiling of $1,000,000 and an award floor of $100,000. The estimated total program funding is $5,000,000, and it is expected that 75 awards will be granted. The grant requires cost sharing or matching. For more information on eligibility and application details, please refer to the Request for Application (RFA) Section 3.0. The deadline for submission is May 14, 2024. If you have any further questions, you can contact the grantor at IPPGrants@usda.gov or call 202-690-1300.

Description

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, andConduct 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.

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Type
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