AMS Announces 2008 FMPP Funding Opportunity

AMS has approximately $1 million in competitive grant funds for fiscal year (FY) 2008 to increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. The maximum award per grant is $75,000. No matching funds are required. The grant application is due March 24th.

Although the grant is called the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the grant is designed to support projects that continue developing, promoting, and expanding direct marketing of agricultural commodities from farmers to consumers. Visit www.ams.usda.gov/fmpp for guidelines, forms, and more information.