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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Businesses for Projects to Improve Access to Local Food Products

Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)
CFDA Number: 10.175
Funding or PIN Number: USDA-AMS-TM-FMPP-G-23-0010
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/02/23 11:59 PM ET Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribes, and agricultural businesses and associations for projects to improve access to local food products and benefit producers. Required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to support the development, coordination, and expansion of direct-producer-to-consumer markets to increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products.

The program focuses on:

  • Supporting and promoting domestic direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to- retail, direct producer-to-restaurant, and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) marketing such as farmers markets, roadside stands, agritourism activities, community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs, or online sales;
  • Encouraging the development of value-added agricultural products;
  • Developing marketing strategies for producers of local food and value-added products
  • Facilitating regional food chain coordination and mid-tier value chain development;
  • Promoting new business opportunities and marketing strategies to reduce on-farm food waste;
  • Responding to changing technology needs in direct producer-to-consumer marketing; and
  • Covering expenses related to costs incurred in obtaining food safety certification and improvements to food safety practices and equipment.

AMS encourages applications that benefit smaller farms and ranches, new and beginning farmers and ranchers, socially disadvantaged producers, veteran producers, and/or underserved communities. For grants intending to serve these entities, applicants should engage and involve those beneficiaries when developing projects and applications.

Project Types: FMPP offers Capacity Building (CB) and Community Development Training and Technical Assistance (CTA) project types. For more information on project types, see

For priority areas, see


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
All applicants must be domestic entities owned, operated, and located within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or Tribal Governments.

Eligible applicants include:
- Agricultural Businesses or Cooperatives
- Producer Networks or Associations
- CSA Networks or Associations
- Food Councils
- Local Governments
- Nonprofit Corporations
- Public Benefit Corporations
- Economic Development Corporations
- Regional Farmers Market Authorities
- Tribal Governments

For more information on eligible applicants, see

FMPP eligible applicants may use fiscal sponsors/agents in their effort to attain and administer a grant award under FMPP.

For projects/activities not eligible for funding, see

Pre-Application Information
Applications must be received before 11:59 pm Eastern Time May 16, 2022, through AMS encourages you to submit your application at least two weeks prior to the application deadline to ensure all certifications and registrations are met.

You need to complete the following steps to apply for a grant:
- Apply for a DUNS or UEI number
- Register with System for Award Management
- Register with

The applicant organization registration process can take up to four weeks to complete. Therefore, complete your registration allowing sufficient time to ensure it does not impact your ability to meet required application submission deadlines.

This funding opportunity requires matching funds from non-Federal sources in the form of cash and/or in-kind contributions in an amount equal to 25 percent of the total Federal portion of the grant.

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For a list of relevant application documents, see the Package tab (click Preview) on the link listed above.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
Capacity Building Projects:
- Minimum Award: $50,000
- Maximum Award: $250,000

Community Development Training and Technical Assistance Projects:
- Minimum Award: $100,000
- Maximum Award: $500,000

Term of Contract
Capacity Building Projects:
- Duration: 36 months
- Start Date: September 30, 2023
- Completion Date: September 29, 2026

Community Development Training and Technical Assistance Projects:
- Duration: 36 months
- Start Date: September 30, 2023
- Completion Date: September 29, 2025

AMS expects applicants to complete their projects within the required timeframe. It is acceptable to complete a project before the scheduled performance period end date. However, AMS encourages applicants to take the full grant period to allow ample time to complete projects.

Contact Information
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 4534-South Building
Washington, DC 20250-0269

Phone: 202-720-0933
Fax: 202-690-4152 Applicant Support:

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