Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded a $2,500,000 cooperative agreement under the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service's Local Food Purchase Assistance (LFPA) Cooperative Agreement Program.

Funds will be used to purchase and distribute Kansas grown and processed foods to underserved communities and families across Kansas through the state's existing distribution network of food banks. 

KDA will work with agricultural stakeholder groups to develop a network of producers, establish a tiered purchasing standard that gives preference to socially disadvantaged farmers to expand their businesses, and ensure that food purchased by the grant is widely distributed across Kansas in rural and urban communities impacted by food insecurity. 

How to participate:
Applications to be part of the network of producers will be available in September. If you are a food producer and would like to be considered for this program, please complete the form below and you will be contacted when the applications are open. 

For more information about the LFPA program, contact Brittney Grother, KDA grants coordinator, at Brittney.Grother@ks.gov or 785-564-6700.

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