Farmers Market Promotion Program Fiscal Year 2024

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
February 27th, 2024
Close Date
May 14th, 2024
Total Funding
$10,500,000.00
Award Ceiling
$500,000.00
Award Floor
$50,000.00
Expected No. Awards
150
Opportunity No.
USDA-AMS-TM-FMPP-G-24-0010

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 Farmers Market Promotion Program Fiscal Year 2024, offered by the Agricultural Marketing Service, is a grant opportunity aimed at developing, coordinating, and expanding direct producer-to-consumer markets. This program seeks to increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. The grant focuses on supporting and promoting domestic direct producer-to-consumer marketing, such as farmers markets, roadside stands, agritourism activities, community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, or online sales. It also encourages the development of value-added agricultural products and marketing strategies for producers of local food and value-added products. Additionally, the program aims to facilitate regional food chain coordination development, promote new business opportunities and marketing strategies to reduce on-farm food waste, and respond to changing technology needs in direct producer-to-consumer marketing. It also covers expenses related to obtaining food safety certification and improvements to food safety practices and equipment. The grant has an estimated total program funding of $10,500,000, with an expected number of 150 awards. The award ceiling is $500,000, while the award floor is $50,000. The grant requires cost sharing or matching. For more information and to apply, visit the program website at https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/fmpp. If you have any questions, you can contact the grantor at FMLFPPGrants@usda.gov or call 202-690-1300.

Description

FMPP funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. The program focuses on: Supporting and promoting domestic direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to-retail, direct producer-to-restaurant, and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) marketing such as farmers markets, roadside stands, agritourism activities, community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, or online sales; Encouraging the development of value-added agricultural products; Developing marketing strategies for producers of local food and value-added products; Facilitating regional food chain coordination development; Promoting new business opportunities and marketing strategies to reduce on-farm food waste; Responding to changing technology needs in direct producer-to-consumer marketing; and Covering expenses related to costs incurred in obtaining food safety certification and improvements to food safety practices and equipment.

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant