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.
Want to know how to navigate through the Grants.gov set-up process? Click link below to listen to a recorded webinar, which took place on April 10, 2013. The webinar, sponsored by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), includes a representative from Grants.gov who provides step-by-step instructions about the registration process – and more! http://nifa-connect.nifa.usda.gov/p7pjtdv776p/
At 2 pm, June 3, 2013, GSA will be hosting another live webinar presentation to assist grantees with registration at SAM and methods for renewing and updating entity records.