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Fertilizer Production Expansion Program (FPEP)

Rural Development

Closed December 29, 2022

The Fertilizer Product Expansion Program (FPEP) provides grants to help eligible applicants increase or otherwise expand the manufacturing and processing of fertilizer and nutrient alternatives and their availability in the United States. 


 Eligible applicants must: 

  • Operate within the U.S. or its territories; 

  • Manufacture or process or plan to manufacture or process in accordance with all Federal, State, Tribal and local regulations governing fertilizer and nutrient alternatives, processing, storage, distribution, and waste management; 

  • Be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) and must maintain annual SAM registration while an application is active and through the term of an award. Instructions on how to register your entity in the SAM


Eligible applicants, including affiliates of the eligible applicant, must not hold a market share (in either manufacturing, processing, or distribution) greater than or equal to the entity that holds the fourth largest share of that market for any of the following nutrients or components: Nitrogen, or Phosphate, or Potash, or any combination of the three.

All applicants must certify whether they hold a market share greater than or equal to the top four manufacturers, or processors, or distributors of Nitrogen, or Phosphate, or Potash, or any combination of the three. If manufacturing or processing or planning to manufacture or process other eligible nutrients which are not listed above, no certification is required.

Application Instructions

Applicants are encouraged to review the Applicant Self-Screening Tool to assess preliminary eligibility for the program.

All FPEP applications must be filed through  

Please review the Application Checklist to ensure a complete FPEP application is filed. 

Please review the following documents referenced in the application checklist:

All applicant entities must have a current and active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to file an MPPEP application. Please reference Section 3.7 of the MPPEP RFA for registration instructions.


Release Date

September 30, 2022


December 29, 2022


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Updated March 26, 2024

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