USDA’s Farm to School Program is accepting grant applications ranging up to $100,000 with a deadline of December 8, 2017.
USDA’s National Institute if Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is accepting applications for its Community Food Project (CFP) Competitive Grants Program for projects addressing community food issues. Applications are due December 4, 2017 and require a 1:1 match.
USDA’s Rural Development is currently accepting applications for its Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG). Planning grants range up to $75,000 and working capital implementation are available for up to $250,000. A 1:1 match is required. Electronic applications are due January 24, 2018, and paper applications are due January 31, 2018.
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is currently accepting applications for their Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) to support local and regional food systems. Applications for both program applications are due March 27, 2017.
FMPP grants fund farmer-to consumer direct marketing projects such as farmers markets, community-supported agriculture programs, roadside stands, and agritourism. $13 million is available for FMPP, and the minimum and maximum awards are $50,000 and $500,000.
LFPP grants fund local and regional food business enterprises that serve as intermediaries to process, distribute, aggregate, and store locally or regionally produced food products. Projects also provide technical assistance and outreach, including planning grants for local food businesses. $13 million is also available for LFPP for minimum and maximum awards ranging between $25,000 to $500,000.
First Nations Development Institute is accepting applications for their FDPIR Nutrition Education Grant that will provide grant support to Native communities interested in starting or expanding nutrition education programing for Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) recipients. Applications are being accepted until August 23, and First Nations anticipates awarding 30 grants up to $10,000 each.
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is currently accepting applications for the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) for projects aimed at supporting expanded producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Awards range between $50,000-500,000 for projects lasting up to three years. The application deadline is May 12, 2016.
USDA Rural Development’s Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) is accepting applications for efforts aimed at expanding value added production. The two types of grants are Planning (up to $75,000) and Implementation (up to $250,000). The application deadline is June 24th for e-applications and July 1st paper applications. There is $44 million in available funding.
The Intertribal Agriculture Council hosted a webinar in conjunction with USDA Rural Development on VAPG that is now available online viewing.