**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The RFSP focuses on building and strengthening local or regional food economy viability and resilience, and this includes pandemic response and recovery. Applicants will work with their partners to catalyze the development of local or regional food systems. Applicants will coordinate efforts within the partnership to set priorities, connect resources and services, and measure progress towards common goals. Partnerships are authorized to:

Determine the size and scope of the local or regional food system in which the project’s goals, outreach objectives, and eligible activities are to be carried out,
Coordinate with AMS to receive technical assistance, and
Conduct outreach and education for potential participation in the partnership agreement and eligible activities.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $56,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 75
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $100,000

Application Deadline: May 2, 2023 by 11:59 pm Eastern Time