The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products by developing, coordinating, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, online sales or other direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to-retail, direct producer-to-restaurant and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) market opportunities. A 10 % or a 25% match is required.
All applicants must be domestic entities owned, operated and located within the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands to be considered eligible. Entities that are eligible to apply include:
- Agricultural businesses and cooperatives
- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) networks and associations
- Food Councils
- Economic development corporations
- Local governments
- Nonprofit and public benefit corporations
- Producer networks or associations
- Regional farmers’ market authorities
- Tribal governments
- The deadline for submitting applications for the 2021 Request for Applications is June 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Please refer to the How to Apply page for more information.
- COVID-19 Resources for Grants
- Farmers Market Promotion Program Overview (Video)
- 2021 FMPP Request For Application [RFAs] (pdf)
- What AMS grant is right for me? (pdf)
- AMS will be hosting a webinar for applicants. For dates and registration instructions, visit our webinars page.