U.S. Department of Agriculture: Farmers Market Promotion ProgramDeadline: June 20, 2014
The Farmers’ Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is a component of the Farmers Marketing and Local Food Promotion Program. The goals of FMPP grants are 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 domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agri-tourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities.
Amount: Up to $15,000,000 is available for grants ranging from $15,000-$100,000.
Eligibility: Agricultural Businesses; Agricultural Cooperatives; Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Networks; CSA Associations; Economic Development Corporations; Local Governments; Nonprofit Corporations; Producer Networks; Producer Associations; Public Benefit Corporations; Regional Famers Market Authorities; Tribal Governments.