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RFP Release: "Diversifying Public Markets and Farmers Markets"

  • Subject: [cg] RFP Release: "Diversifying Public Markets and Farmers Markets"
  • From: Laura Berman laura@foodshare.net
  • Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 23:57:01 -0400

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Pre-proposals (RFP), "Diversifying Public Markets and Farmers Markets," with
approximately $1 million in collaborative funding from the Ford Foundation
and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
This grants initiative is being undertaken in partnership with the Farmers'
Market Coalition, a program of the North American Farmers' Direct Marketing
Association (NAFDMA/ FMC) to support public market networks (with a specific
focus on farmers markets), individual farmers markets, and state/regional
farmers market associations.  This RFP describes the grant program for
grants to be awarded in late 2005 and early 2006.
The 2006 public markets grant program aims to strategically support markets,
especially in low- to moderate-income communities, to become more
economically sustainable and community-centered.
Grants will be awarded in three (3) categories:
1. Public Market/Farmers Market Networks: Broadening Impacts & Building
Sustainability - Five (5) grants in this category from a grant pool of
approximately $475,000.
 2. Individual Markets: Diversifying Farmers Markets Mini-Grants - Ten to
Fifteen (10-15) grants from a grant pool of $150,000 to $200,000.
 3. State/Regional Farmers Market Associations: Building Capacity to Support
Local Markets - Four to Six (4-6) grants in this category from a grant pool
of $300,000 - 350,000.
To access the RFP and to download the application form, please visit the PPS
Public Markets Website (http://www.pps.org/PublicMarkets/)
Pre-proposals are due November 14th, 2005.

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