Regional Food System Partnerships

Program Updates

The FY 2024 grant application period is open through May 14, 2024. For any questions related to RFSP, contact

Project Types

RFSP offers two types of projects, 24-month Planning and Design and 36-month Implementation and Expansion Projects. Planning and Design projects range from $100,000 to $250,000, while Implementation and Expansion projects range from $250,000 to $1,000,000.


Eligible entities include producers, farmer or rancher cooperatives, producer networks or associations, majority-controlled producer-based business venture, community supported agriculture networks or associations, food councils, local governments, nonprofit corporations, public benefit corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers market authorities, and tribal governments.

Eligible partners include state agencies or regional authorities, philanthropic corporations, institutions of higher education, private corporations, and commercial, federal or farm credit system lending institutions.

Cost Sharing or Matching

The program requires cash-only matching fund contributions in an amount equal to 25 percent of the total Federal portion of the grant.

Funded Projects

For more information, go to the RFSP Awarded Grants webpage

Additional Information