Local Food Promotion Program

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, by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or
assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of: Local and regional food business enterprises (including those that are not direct producer-to-consumer markets) that process, distribute, aggregate, or store locally or regionally produced food products.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Two types of applications will be accepted under the Program.

The first type of application will be for planning grants and the second type of application will be for implementation grants.

Applicants cannot be awarded both grants in the same grant cycle.

Use of funds is based on documented needs and item justifications.

LFPP grant funds cannot be used to pay for the purchase, repair, rehabilitation, or construction of a building or structure; acquisition of land; political or lobbying activities; or any activities prohibited by 7 CFR parts 3015 and 3019.

Additional detail and cost comparisons, analysis, and justification must be provided for any purchase that is expected to exceed $5,000.