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 Grants.gov
Want to know how to navigate through the Grants.gov set-up process? Listen to a recorded webinar, sponsored by USDA NIFA, includes a representative from Grants.gov 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.