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USDA Regional Food Business Centers

Apply by December 15, 2022.
USDA is accepting applications from eligible organizations for approximately $360 million in funding for at least six Regional Food Business Centers. These Regional Food Centers will support producers by providing localized assistance to access local and regional supply chains, including linking producers to wholesalers and distributors. They will provide technical assistance needed to access new markets, access to federal, state, and local resources, and will assist small- and mid-sized producers in overcoming barriers to market access, with a focus on underserved farmers, ranchers, and food businesses. USDA has identified four high priority areas for centers: Colonias, Appalachia, Delta and Southeast, and a National Tribal Center.