Federal Grant Writing Workshop: Learn Successful Strategies for Writing Winning Grants

Posted on February 24, 2015 // view all Grants & Loans // Workshops

Do you operate a local food related business, organization, or farmers market?  Are you seeking funding to expand your work and impact on the local food system?

Join the USDA for a Federal Grant Writing Workshop to learn about federal grants for local food and farmers’ market promotion projects and how to develop competitive proposals for these funding opportunities.

This grant writing workshop will walk participants through all you need to know to navigate and apply for the upcoming 2015 USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service Farm Bill grants which provide funding for local & regional food system projects including:

  • Local Food Promotion Program grant consists of two types of funding, a planning grant and an implementation grant for a broad variety of food system activities including: growing, aggregating, processing, or selling regionally produced food.
  • The Farmers Market Promotion Program grant is designed to support direct-to-consumer farm marketing activities and promotion.

WHEN: Friday, April 10, 2015 9:00 am -3:00 pm

WHERE: Hartman’s Herb Farm, 1026 Old Dana Road, Barre, MA 01005


This workshop is free and open to the public.

For additional information contact: John Berry, johnberry@psu.edu, 610.554.2561

USDA grant-writing workshops designed to help potential applicants understand, develop, and submit their Federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program are being offered in every U.S. state this spring through a unique collaboration between federal, state, and regional partners. In collaboration with the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to conduct these workshops. This effort is known as the Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance (AMSTA) Project.

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