Regional Food System Partnerships

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 2020, USDA awarded 23 partnerships in 15 states. These projects are funded for a two- or three-year period beginning September 30, 2020.

  • Awards totaling $2.5 million were made to 13 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 $6.8 million were made to 10 Implementation & Expansion projects. This funding supports partnerships building on prior or ongoing efforts within a local or regional food system.

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