Farmers Market Promotion Program
Deadline: June 18, 2019
The USDA announced a $11.5 million in competitive grant funds in fiscal year 2019 is available to be awarded through the Farmers Market Promotion Program. The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is a component of the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP), which is authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill under the Local Agriculture Market Program. The goals of FMPP grants are to develop, coordinate, and expand direct producer to consumer markets to help increase access to and availability and regionally produced agricultural products. FMPP offers both Capacity Building and Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance projects. The official performance period must begin on September 30, 2019. Both CB and CTA FMPP projects are awarded for up to 36 months (3 years) and are expected to be completed by September 29, 2022 Matching funds of 25% of the Total Federal portion of the grant is required.