The Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) program supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The program focuses on strengthening the viability and resilience of regional food economies through collaboration and coordination. In 2021, USDA awarded 30 partnerships in 24 states. These projects are funded for a two- or three-year period beginning October 31, 2021.
- Awards totaling $3.4 million were made to 16 Planning & Design projects. This funding supports partnerships in the early stages of convening, envisioning, and planning processes for developing local or regional food systems.
- Awards totaling $11.4 million were made to 14 Implementation & Expansion projects. This funding supports partnerships building on prior or ongoing efforts within a local or regional food system.”
For more information, go to the RFSP Awarded Grants webpage