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Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)  
The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) offers grants to help improve and expand domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agri-tourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Agricultural cooperatives, producer networks, producer associations, local governments, nonprofit corporations, public benefit corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers’ market authorities and Tribal governments are among those eligible to apply. The maximum amount awarded for any one proposal cannot exceed $100,000. Over $9 million in FMPP grants were awarded in fiscal year 2012.


Note: There are currently no active grant opportunities available at this time. Please check back for future solicitations.


Grant Writing Webinar Series

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides information for grant writers. See list of available grants and other recorded webinar sessions, including the following:

Series 2 – April 2013
Everything You Wanted To Know About

Want to know how to navigate through the set-up process? Listen to a recorded webinar, sponsored by USDA NIFA, includes a representative from who provides step-by-step instructions about the registration process – and more!

Series 3 – August 2013
Grant Writing Webinar – Developing Budgets, Logic Models, Evaluation Plans

Having trouble with the details for your grant project narrative and budget? Featured grant specialists provide information about: preparing a budget and determining matching/cost sharing allowances, developing a program logic model, and developing a comprehensive evaluation plan to document the project’s impact. This webinar, sponsored by USDA NIFA, provides comprehensive information to assist you and your organization.

These and three (3) other grant writing webinars are available at


FMPP Issues 2012 Grant Awards




Current & General Information








Media Help
  Guidelines, Grants and Final Reports  
  FMPP Forms & Additional Information  
  Apply for a DUNS number  
  Register with Central Contractor Registration (CCR)  
  Register with  
  U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics-Wages and Salaries by State  
Frequently Requested Info
  Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: Assistance Number 10.168  
  FMPP News Releases and Federal Register Notices  
  Frequently Asked Questions  
  Other Funding Opportunities (PDF)  
  FMPP Contact Information  
Grant Regulations
  7 CFR part 3015 for all grantees  
  7 CFR part 3016 for government grantees  
  7 CFR part 3019 for nonprofit grantees  
  FAR 31.2 for commercial/for-profit grantees  
Media Help
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  Last Modified Date: 04/03/2014