The Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP) supports the development, coordination, and expansion of direct producer-to-consumer marketing; local and regional food markets and enterprises; and value-added agricultural products. The primary goals of LAMP are to:
- Connect and cultivate regional food economies through public-private partnerships.
- Support the development of business plans, feasibility studies, and strategies for value-added agricultural production and local and regional food system infrastructure.
- Strengthen capacity and regional food system development through community collaboration and expansion of mid-tier value chains.
- Improve income and economic opportunities for producers and food businesses through job creation; and
- Simplify the application processes and the reporting processes for the Program.
LAMP is an umbrella program created in the 2018 Farm Bill. LAMP encompasses the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP), Regional Food System Partnerships Program (RFSP), and Value-Added Producer Grants Program (VAPG). LAMP funding is divided between these grant programs.
LAMP Funding Opportunities
- Farmers Market Promotion Program
- Local Food Promotion Program
- Regional Food System Partnerships Program
- Value-Added Producer Grants (administered by Rural Development’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service)
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