Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act (LASA) Grants Program. LASA provides grants that directly benefit and strengthen the local food system in Rhode Island by supporting the growth, development, and marketing of local food and seafood. The RIDEM Division of Agriculture will award between $160,000 and $240,000 in this grant round, with a maximum individual award of $20,000. Eligible entities include for-profit farmers, fishermen/women, producer groups, and nonprofit organizations. Funding priorities for this year are listed online and include supporting beginning and BIPOC producers.
Applications are due May 30, 2021.