Local Food Promotion Program Fiscal Year 2024

LFPP funds projects that develop, coordinate, and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products.

The program focuses

credit:


on:
Supporting the processing, aggregation, distribution, and storage of local and regional food products that are marketed locally or regionally, including value-added agricultural products;Encouraging the development of value-added agricultural products;Assisting with business development plans and feasibility studies;Developing marketing strategies for producers of local food and value-added products;Facilitating regional food chain coordination and mid-tier value chain development;Promoting new business opportunities and marketing strategies to reduce on-farm food waste;Responding to changing technology needs in indirect producer-to-consumer marketing; andCovering expenses related to cost incurred in obtaining food safety certification and improvements to food safety practices and equipment.
Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Agricultural Marketing Service

Estimated Funding: $10,500,000





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Full announcement

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Refer to Section 3.1 Eligible Applicants in the RFA

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.justice.gov/ovw/media/1340176/dl?inline

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
FMLFPPgrants@usda.gov

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2024-02-27

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2024-06-13


Vertical farms are designed in a way to avoid the pressing issues about growing food crops in drought-and-disease-prone fields miles away from the population centers in which they will be consumed.






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