New England Recipients of the 2021 USDA LAMP Grants

Sarah Lyman, Director of Communications

New England LAMP Grant Recipients 2021

Congratulations to the 22 New England recipients of the 2021 USDA Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP) grants! This represents more than $9.9 million in support for local and regional food in New England. USDA's three LAMP grant programs are:

Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP)

Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)

Regional Food System Partnerships Program (RFSP)

Click the award links above for the full descriptions and listings from other states. Below is a summary of New England awards.

 

CONNECTICUT

Hartford Food System Inc. 
Local Food in Hartford: Planning an Urban CSA with Aggregation 
Project Type: LFPP Planning Award 
Award Amount: $146,572.30 
Match Amount: $52,761.25 
Total Project Amount: $199,333.55 

Brass City Harvest Inc. 
LFPP Food Hub Technology and Marketing Development Project 
Project Type: LFPP Implementation Award 
Award Amount: $107,775.00 
Match Amount: $54,253.00 
Total Project Amount: $162,028.00 2021 

Sustainable Planet, LLC 
Healthy PlanEat Online Platform To Expand Access To Food From Local Sustainable Farms
Project Type: LFPP Planning Award 
Award Amount: $41,600.00 
Match Amount: $10,400.00 
Total Project Amount: $52,000.00 

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut 
Building Community Food Security through Northeast CSA Farm Share

Project Type: FMPP Capacity Building 
Award Amount: $495,866.77 
Match Amount: $56,266.74 
Total Project Amount: $552,133.51 

Windham Regional Community Council, Inc., Willimantic, CT 
Rooting Deep and Scaling Up: A Roadmap for Food System Equity and Viability in Eastern CT

Project Type: RFSP Planning & Design 
Award Amount: $249,715 
Match Amount: $75,292 
Total Project Amount: $325,007 

MAINE

The Sustainability Lab d/b/a Fork Food Lab 
Fork Food Lab 2.0: Providing Technical Assistance to Scale Local Food Companies 
Project Type: LFPP Implementation Award 
Award Amount: $749,785.00 
Match Amount: $304,288.00 
Total Project Amount: $1,054,073.00 

Maine Organic Milk Company, LLC 
Maine Organic Milk for Maine People 
Project Type: LFPP Implementation Award 
Award Amount: $646,663.00 
Match Amount: $162,000.00
Total Project Amount: $808,663.00 

Community Shellfish Company, LLC 
Media Technology to Bring Consumers Closer to Their Seafood Source 
Project Type: LFPP Implementation Award 
Award Amount: $419,848.50 
Match Amount: $148,287.50 
Total Project Amount: $568,136.00 

Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME 
Strengthening and Building Resilience in a Regional Seafood System
Project Type: RFSP Implementation & Expansion 
Award Amount: $882,165 
Match Amount: $88,533 
Total Project Amount: $970,698 

Harvesting Good, Yarmouth, ME 
Creating a Mid-tier New England based Value Chain to support Farmers, Processors, and Food to Insecure Populations
Project Type: RFSP Implementation & Expansion 
Award Amount: $792,966 
Match Amount: $198,255 
Total Project Amount: $991,221 

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston Area Gleaners Inc. 
Local Food Promotion by Boston Food Hub Benefits Area Growers and Food Businesses 
Project Type: LFPP Implementation Award 
Award Amount: $446,543.00 
Match Amount: $118,258.00 
Total Project Amount: $564,801.00 

Berkshire Agricultural Ventures
Expanding Urban and Rural Access to Local Food and Creating Year Round Markets for Local Food Producers Using Farm to Home Distribution Strategies 
Project Type: LFPP Implementation 
Award Amount: $498,068.00 
Match Amount: $49,807.00 
Total Project Amount: $547,875.00 
 
World Farmers Inc. 
Expanding Sales for Immigrant and Refugee Farmers and Increasing Food Access for Low Income Families through New Market Opportunities 
Project Type: LFPP Implementation Award 
Award Amount: $749,211.41 
Match Amount: $214,172.82 
Total Project Amount: $963,384.23 

Regional Environmental Council (REC) 
Growing Market Opportunities for Worcester Area Farmers: Recovery and Expansion through Increased Markets, Farmer Training, Product Diversity, and Culturally Responsive Marketing
Project Type: FMPP Capacity Building 
Award Amount: $497,823.46 
Match Amount: $124,455.87 
Total Project Amount: $622,279.33 

Nuestras Raices Inc. 
Parate Aqui Mercado (Stop Here Market): Expanding Point-of-Sale and Fresh-Food Access to Locallygrown, Culturally Relevant Foods in Holyoke, MA
Project Type: FMPP Capacity Building 
Award Amount: $440,910.00 
Match Amount: $49,698.40 
Total Project Amount: $490,608.40 

Berkshire Agricultural Ventures, Great Barrington, MA 
Strengthening Support for Local and Regional Livestock Processing in the Berkshire-Taconic Region 
Project Type: RFSP Implementation & Expansion 
Award Amount: $480,948 
Match Amount: $51,441
Total Project Amount: $532,389 

Growing Places Garden Project, Inc., Leominster, MA 
North Central Massachusetts Food System Partnership 
Project Type: RFSP Planning & Design 
Award Amount: $249,404 
Match Amount: $157,114 
Total Project Amount: $406,518 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Yankee Fishermen's Cooperative 
Keeping our Regional Working Waterfronts Afloat: The Development of a New England Young Fishermen’s Alliance
Project Type: FMPP Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance 
Award Amount: $540,753.40 
Match Amount: $232,000.00 
Total Project Amount: $772,753.40 

RHODE ISLAND

Southside Community Land Trust 
Planning for Rhode Island Crop Aggregation and Distribution 
Project Type: LFPP Planning Award 
Amount: $153,470.90 
Match Amount: $58,188.00 
Total Project Amount: $211,658.90 

African Alliance of Rhode Island
Expanding Access to Fresh Food and Farmers Markets in Providence's Marginalized Neighborhoods
Project Type: FMPP Capacity Building 
Award Amount: $305,454.00 
Match Amount: $40,430.75 
Total Project Amount: $345,884.75 

Farm Fresh Rhode Island 
Hooked on Fresh in the Ocean State: Expanding opportunities for farm and fish sales across Rhode Island
Project Type: FMPP Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance
Award Amount: $538,397.00 
Match Amount: $134,833.00 
Total Project Amount: $673,230.00

VERMONT

Vital Communities, Inc. 
Climate Farmer Stories: Innovative Marketing for Resilient Upper Valley Farms
Project Type: FMPP Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance 
Award Amount: $502,431.00 
Match Amount: $58,553.00 
Total Project Amount: $560,984.00 


 


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