The Local Food Promotion Program offers grant funds with a 25% match for projects that support the creation and implementation of local and regional food business enterprises that promote the increased consumption and access to locally produced agriculture products. Planning and implementation grants are both available.
Planning grants are awarded for a minimum of $5,000 and a maximum of $25,000. Eligible activities include market research, feasibility studies and business planning. Implementation grants are awarded for a minimum of $25,000 and a maximum of $100,000. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to marketing and promotion to buyers and consumers, training, and non-construction infrastructure improvements.
Groups and individuals that receive the planning grant are encouraged to apply for the implementation grants in the preceding fiscal year upon completion of all required documentation for the planning grant project.
For full details on this grant, including a list of eligible entities, grant application documents and related deadlines, visit the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Grant Web page