Additional Funding to Support Local Agriculture Markets

USDA announced $130 million in supplemental American Rescue Plan Act funding for the Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP) for fiscal years 2022 and 2023. In fiscal year 2022, LAMP will receive a total of $97 million in competitive grant funding to help local and regional food entities develop, coordinate and expand producer-to-consumer marketing, local and regional food markets and local food enterprises. The total includes the first $65 million of supplemental ARP funding and $32 million in funds provided through the 2018 Farm Bill. Of the $97 million, LAMP’s Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) will receive $57 million and the Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) will receive $40 million. Applications are due May 16, 2022.