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Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)  
The Farmers Market Promotion Program is a component of the Farmers Marketing and Local Food Promotion Program, which is authorized by the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1946, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3005). The two competitive grant programs that are available include: the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP).

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, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. The maximum amount awarded for any one proposal cannot exceed $100,000; the minimum award is $15,000.

All applicants under FMPP shall be domestic entities owned, operated, and located within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The eligible entities are:

  • 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



2015 FMPP Information

The deadline for the FMPP application submission is 11:59 pm ET, May 14, 2015.



  • Forms SF-424, SF-424B, AD-3030, and AD-3031 can be found with the website application submission.





  • AMSTA - FMLFPP Grant Writing Workshops: AMSTA is an initiative working towards spreading knowledge on more effective ways to write grant proposals. The program will facilitate both in-person grant writing workshops in each US state and a webinar, and will also provide additional resources and material through the AMSTA website. Workshops will focus on effective grant-writing practices, with an emphasis on USDA’s Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Programs. Please visit for additional information and to check the workshop schedule for your state. Participation in an AMSTA workshop does not guarantee that an application submitted to USDA will be funded.



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  Announcement, Guidelines, Grants and Final Reports  
  FMPP Forms & Additional Information  
  Grant Resources  
  Register with System for Award Management (  
  Register with  
  U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics-Wages and Salaries by State  
Frequently Requested Info
  FMPP Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number (CFDA#): 10.168  
  FMPP News Releases and Federal Register Notices  
  Contact Information  
  FMPP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  
  Executive Order 12372  
Grant Regulations
  2 CFR Part 200-Uniform Admin Requirements, Cost Principals, & Audit Requirements for Federal Awards  
  FAR 31.2 for commercial/for-profit grantees  
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  Last Modified Date: 03/26/2015