USDA Regional Food Systems Grant

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking proposals for the Regional Food Systems Partnerships (RFSP) grant program. The RFSP program supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. Effort is focused on building and strengthening local or regional food economy viability and resilience by alleviating unnecessary administrative and technical barriers for participating partners.

Activities that can be funded under this grant may include but are not limited to:

  • Value chain coordination,

  • Convening multiple types of partners and stakeholders for strategic planning,

  • Grant-writing, and

  • Program exploration on behalf of partners and entities.

Estimated Total Program Funding:  $10,000,000; Range of Awards:  $100,000 - $1,000,000

Link to view grant description Request for Applicationhttps://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/rfsp

Other Notes

  • Letter of intent due date:  None

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:  25% match required (cash)

Due Date (Closing):  May 26, 2020