Minnesota Local Food Purchase Assistance Program

Applications are due by May 30, 2023.
The Minnesota Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) Program is a new grant program from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to fund projects that buy local food, primarily from socially disadvantaged and emerging farmers, and distribute that food at no charge to underserved communities throughout the state. Individuals (including farmers), nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses, tribal nations, government entities, agricultural cooperatives, economic development organizations, educational institutions, and representatives of a community collaboration are eligible to apply, though required to partner with at least one other individual or organization. The maximum award is $100,000 and the minimum is $10,000.