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USDA Announces Two Day Extension for Farmers Market

Release No.: 158 -14

Peter Wood, (202) 720-6179

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a two-day deadline extension for grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP). The grants, which are administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and funded by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill), strengthen communities by supporting direct farm-to-consumer markets and local food enterprises, and by improving access to fresh, high-quality agricultural products for millions of Americans.

Some applicants have experienced technical difficulties submitting their applications. To provide more time for all applicants, submissions for the FMLFPP grants will be accepted through from 12:00 A.M. Eastern Time on Thursday, June 26 through 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on Friday, June 27, 2014. Applications must be submitted electronically in their entirety through during this time. Applications cannot be submitted by email, fax, or U.S. mail. Applicants should be sure to include all information and attachments in their submission. The requirements for submission remain the same and are described in the Request for Applications (RFA):


Applicants experiencing problems with or, should contact the sites’ support services. Support for is available at 1-800-518-4726 or from Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Eastern Time. Support for is available through the Federal Service Desk at 1-866-606-8220 or Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

For more information about FMLFPP, including program background, visit the AMS grants website:


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