Regional Food System Partnerships - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberUSDA-AMS-TM-RFSP-G-20-0009
Opportunity TitleRegional Food System Partnerships
Opportunity CategoryMandatory
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Post DateMarch 9, 2020 (Monday)
Last Updated DateMay 4, 2020 (Monday)
Close DateMay 26, 2020 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$100,000 - $1,000,000 (total funding : $10,000,000)

Funding Detail Description

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), requests applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) grant program. AMS will competitively award grants to eligible applicants for projects that support partnerships to plan and develop local or regional food systems.It is anticipated that approximately $10 million, less USDA administrative costs, will be available to fund applications under this solicitation. The final amount available is subject to Congressional action.RFSP is implemented through two project types: Planning and Design, the awards for which range from $100,000 to $250,000, and Implementation and Expansion, the awards for which range from $250,000 to $1,000,000. A 25 percent cash match of total Federal funds is required.Partnerships are eligible to apply to RFSP. A partnership is an agreement between one or more eligible entities and one or more eligible partners. See the RFA section 3.0 for more information. An application may be submitted by an eligible entity or an eligible partner on behalf of the partnership. The partnership must specify in its application which organization(s) in the partnership are responsible for receiving and managing the award.All applicants must be domestic entities owned, operated, and located within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or Tribal Governments.

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameAgricultural Marketing Service
Important Dates
Post DateMarch 9, 2020 (Monday)
Close DateMay 26, 2020 (Tuesday)
Last Updated DateMay 4, 2020 (Monday)
Archive DateJune 10, 2020 (Wednesday)
Awards Detail
Award Floor$100,000
Award Ceiling$1,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding$10,000,000
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 10.177

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Agriculture

Category Explanation

  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactPatrick Kelley
Phone 202-205-3941
(RFSP Team Lead)