USDA grant programs currently accepting applications

Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program – DUE DECEMBER 4, 2017 The primary goals of the CFPCGP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of […]

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Community Food Projects Grant Program Open

Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program In FY 2018, NIFA’s CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community […]

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Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Resources

The Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) provides grants on a competitive basis for a wide spectrum of direct-to-consumer and intermediated marketing projects. Today’s announcement marks the second round of funding available through this newly expanded program from the 2014 Farm Bill. The $30 million a year provided by the Farm Bill is […]

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New Federal Funding Guide Released for Sustainable Agriculture Practitioners

Updated for the 2014 Farm Bill Producers, landowners, NGO’s, and researchers who are seeking resources to help them reach their sustainable agriculture goals need look no further than the recently updated Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches, and Communities Guide. The 86-page guide covers 63 programs, which coincide with changes reflected in the 2014 Farm Bill. It […]

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New Willy Street Co-op fund supports local food businesses

UW-Extension food and finance specialist provides technical assistance Willy Street Co-op’s new $100,000 Local Vendor Loan Fund (LVLF) will support sustainable growth of local food companies, starting with a pilot program this winter. The fund resulted from an idea that was presented by Slow Money Wisconsin, explored by Willy Street Co-op and developed with support […]

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Beginning with Badgerland Grant Program Now Available

Beginning with Badgerland Grant program is now up and running.  Grants are available to any beginning farmer living in Badgerland Financial territory (see attached map), regardless of age.  The farmer needs to have less than ten years of experience operating a farm and should be able to show that farming is a part-time or full-time […]

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