Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program

Program Overview

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has been awarded a $6.46 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service’s Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) Program. 

The purpose of the RFSI program is to build resilience across the middle of the supply chain and strengthen local and regional food systems by creating new revenue streams for Kansas producers. Funds will support expanded capacity for the aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storing, transporting, wholesaling, and distribution of locally and regionally produced food products, including specialty crops, dairy, grains for human consumption, aquaculture, and other food products excluding meat and poultry. This program is intended to provide similar support to other programs which provided USDA funding for meat and poultry processing, but this program is focused on sectors other than meat and poultry.

Funds will be used to award competitive infrastructure grants and equipment-only grants to Kansas food and farm businesses and other eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, local government entities, tribal governments, and institutions such as schools and hospitals.

Grant Application Interest Form

If you are interested in being notified when the online application is open for the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure Program grants, please provide your contact information below. 

If you have any questions about the RFSI program, please contact either:
Grants Coordinator, Brittney Grother, at 785-564-6797 or
Agribusiness Development Director, Trace Mulligan, at 785-564-6758 or