Approximately $13. 5 million in competitive grant funds in fiscal year (FY) 2020 is available to be awarded through the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). 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.
Approximately $13.5 million in competitive grant funds in fiscal year (FY) 2020 is available to be awarded through the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). 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 (LAMP).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 (CB) and Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance (CTA) projects. For CB projects, the minimum grant award is $50,000 and maximum award is $250,000. For CTA projects, the minimum grant award is $100,000 and maximum award $500,000. The official performance period must begin on September 30, 2020. Both CB and CTA FMPP projects are awarded for up to 36 months (3 years) and are expected to be completed by September 29, 2023. Matching funds of 25% of the Total Federal portion of the grant is required.
Additional Information on Eligibility
- Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification.)
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.
- Agricultural Marketing Service