The Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) Cooperative Agreement Program will award up to $400 million through non-competitive cooperative agreements with state governments and federally recognized tribal governments to support local, regional, and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers through the purchase of domestic, local foods.
While we have received applications from nearly all states and several Tribes, a few entities have requested an extension. Proposals are being reviewed on a rolling basis. The LFPA program application deadline is extended from May 6, 2022 to May 20, 2022. Details on the changes are listed in the LFPA Request for Applications, Version 3, available at www.grants.gov. We encourage applicants to contact LFPA@usda.gov or the LFPA team point of contact for your region. Click the box below to find the contact information for your region.
The Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) Cooperative Agreement Program team has had great engagement with applicants in our weekly office hours. The Commodity Procurement Program holds office hours for tribal government applicants on Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET via zoom. Office hours provide a time for tribal applicants to ask questions, share ideas, provide feedback, and hear other tribes’ strategies to implement the program. Click the box below to join the office hours zoom link at 2:00 ET on Thursdays.