Tue. May 21st, 2024

Local Food Supply Chain Response Fund

CLOVIS (KSMX)- The New Mexico Farmer’s Marketing Association has created the¬†Local Food Supply Chain Response Fund (the Fund) that has been designed to provide funding to address gaps in and disruptions to the local food supply chain in New Mexico.

The purpose of the Fund is to provide resources to farmers, ranchers, and other actors in the local food supply/ value chain in response to production and market disruptions brought on by COVID-19. The Fund will consider project applications from anywhere within the state of New Mexico.

Tribal individuals/organizations are especially encouraged to apply.

Types of Funding:

There are two types of project funding available through the Fund:

  • Individual Producer Grants: For the Individual Producer Grants, only New Mexico-based individual farmers and ranchers or farm and ranch operations are eligible to apply. Funding for these grants can range from $500 – $2500.
  • Collaborative Grants: For the Collaborative Grants, nonprofits and federally-recognized tribes operating in New Mexico are eligible to apply. Funding for these grants can be up to $2,500 – $15,000 and can be for up to 6 months with the possibility of extension depending on the ever-evolving situation. Funds will be provided as unrestricted operating funds.

Applications will be available on April 20 at FarmersMarketsNM.org and NewMexicoFMA.org. Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis, and the Review Committee will review and respond to applications every two to three weeks, or sooner when possible. Requests not immediately funded will continue to be considered depending on available funding.

The first review is planned for April 30.

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