LOGIN      CONTACT GMA      NEW TO GMA?                  

Farmers Market Promotion Program

Grantor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Posted: May 7, 2019
Due: June 18, 2019

The purpose of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets.

FMPP focuses on:
  • Supporting and promoting domestic direct producer-to-consumer marketing such as farmers markets, roadside stands, agritourism activities, community-supported agriculture programs (CSA), 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 making changes and upgrades to practices and equipment to improve food safety.
Eligible applicants include
  • Agricultural businesses
  • Agricultural cooperatives
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) networks
  • CSA associations
  • Economic development corporations
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofit corporations
  • Producer networks
  • Producer associations
  • Public benefit corporations
  • Regional farmers’ market authorities
  • Tribal governments
Program Contact
​USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 4534-South Building
Washington, DC 20250-0269
E-mail: USDAFMPPQuestions@ams.usda.gov
Phone: (202) 720-0933
The Grants Update is sent each day at 3:00 PM when new grants have been added in the previous 24 hours.

Resource: Federal and State Resources for Infrastructure Projects

Before your city applies for federal grants:

  • Appoint a contact person
  • Register with Grants.gov using the following steps (please note: this may take between 3 business days and 3 weeks):
Additional information can be found here or by contacting Grants.gov Applicant Support at 1-800-518-4726.