Local Food Promotion Program

Funding Sources: Federal Agency
Elligible Entities: Individual / General Public, Non-Profit Organization, Business or Corporation, Partnership
Deadline: March 27, 2017
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The Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) was established in the 2014 Farm Bill to increase funding for marketing activities such as aggregation, processing, storage, and distribution of local foods. LFPP offers grant funds with a 25% match to support the development and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets. Two types of project applications are accepted under LFPP—planning grants and implementation grants. Eligible entities may apply if they support local and regional food business enterprises that process, distribute, aggregate, or store locally or regionally produced food products. Such entities may include agricultural businesses and cooperatives, producer networks and associations, other agricultural business entities (for-profit groups), nonprofit and public benefit corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers market authorities, or local and tribal governments.
Grant applications are due by March 27, 2017.