The USDA Regional Food Systems Partnership grant is a new funding opportunity intended to support partnerships and collaboration that increase the impact and viability of regional food systems. SAFSF is partnering with The Wallace Center to help grantees and funders explore the RFSP and unpack what makes impactful partnerships, projects and proposals in a year that will see significantly increased funding and a reduction in private match requirements for this grant. Private funders can bring more than just dollars to strengthen a potential partnership and open the way for new potential grantees.
This program is so new, there are still many unknowns. What differentiates this program from other USDA grants? What makes a compelling partnership and project? How do you define “regional” or “partnership”? Hear from USDA-AMS staff, current grantees, and past grant reviewers to dig into these questions to help potential grantees and partners design competitive RFSP projects.