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Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP)

Agricultural Marketing Service

Closed May 14, 2024

The Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products. Grants can be used for the planning stages of establishing or expanding a local and regional food business enterprise or to improve or expand a food business that supports locally and regionally produced agricultural products and food system infrastructure by performing feasibility studies, market research, training and technical assistance for the business enterprise and/or for producers working with the business enterprise.


Eligible entities may apply if they support local and regional food business enterprises that process, distribute, aggregate, or store locally or regionally produced food products. Such entities may include:

All applicants must be domestic entities owned, operated and located within the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands to be considered eligible. Entities that are eligible to apply include:

  • Agricultural businesses and cooperatives.

  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) networks and associations.

  • Food councils.

  • Economic development corporations.

  • Local governments.

  • Nonprofit and public benefit corporations.

  • Producer networks or associations.

  • Regional farmers’ market authorities.

  • Tribal governments.


A 25% match is required.

Application Instructions

Read the Request For Applications closely while preparing your application.

Each application must include the following forms:

To apply for the application on, you will also need to do the following:

Apply online on using the Funding Opportunity Number USDA-AMS-TM-LFPP-G-22-0001.



Application for Federal Assistance



May 14, 2024

Financial Instrument

Grant, Cost Share

Updated March 27, 2024

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