The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a two-week extension of the application deadline for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program and the Regional Food System Partnerships Program. These programs are part of the Local Agriculture Market Program and are managed by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS).
Applications for both grant programs are now due May 26.
The extension to these deadlines will allow applicants to adjust to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and help potential applicants work through any operational challenges in order to successfully apply to these programs.
In addition, AMS has communicated with its current grant recipients and partners, including state and territorial applicants to the Specialty Crop Block Grant, about administrative and financial flexibilities for those affected by loss of operational capacity, increased costs or need for project adaptations due to COVID-19.
AMS’ Policy on Late Applications is available on its grants website.
To learn more about grant funding opportunities to enhance and strengthen agricultural systems, visit Agricultural Marketing Service: Grants.
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