Local Food Purchase Assistance Program Grant

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

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Predicted deadline: May 20, 2025 9:59pm PDT

Grant amount: US $20,000 - US $125,000

Fields of work: Farms & Farming Agriculture Food Access & Hunger Food Delivery & Distribution Services

Applicant type: Organizations, Individuals

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Minnesota

Location of residency: Minnesota


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) offers Local Food Purchase Agreement (LFPA) funds to communities to determine for themselves how to develop and/or supplement projects that buy local food, purchase the majority of food from socially disadvantaged and emerging farmers, and distribute that food to underserved communities Proposals are expected to encompass a wide range of models for local food procurement and distribution, knowing that there is no one- size-fits-all model that can effectively serve the whole state.

This funding is a short-term economic investment, providing a unique opportunity to build relationships and capacity among stakeholders and the agency.

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