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Deadline: Applications must be received by Thursday, August 11, 2022, by 11:59 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Summary

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is administering the Texas Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (TxLFPA).

The purpose of the program is to maintain and improve Texas’ food and agricultural supply chain resiliency. The goal of this program is to foster in-state, long-term relationships and build sustainable market opportunities for State of Texas producers, with an emphasis on supporting local or regional and socially disadvantaged producers to increase the amount of products distributed to underserved communities in the State of Texas. In addition, TDA aims to tailor food distribution for unique local challenges to serve the State's population and feeding programs, including food banks and other organizations that target underserved communities.

Goals
  • Support and strengthen the local and regional food system by building and enhancing relationships between community organizations and food businesses.
  • Support food distribution through new distribution sites to meet the population’s diverse cultural preferences in underserved communities.
  • Track metrics, evaluate results and share program performance information with interested audiences to increase opportunities for sustainability.
  • Procure culturally relevant food for the diverse communities in Texas. 

Eligibility

  • Eligible entities are non-profits, food banks, food distribution chain, and other social service organizations whose headquarters are in the State of Texas and/or the principal place of operation must be in Texas.
  • Secretary of State Registration. Before grant agreement execution, the awarded Grant Recipient must be registered to do business in the State of Texas.




 
Contact
Sylvia Garrett
Contracted Grants Manager - Primary Contact
Phone: (512) 463-8215
Email: Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov

Mindy Fryer
Director, Contract and Grants
Phone: (512) 463-6908                  
Email: Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov 
 
 
Request for Grant Application
TxLFPA - Request for Grant Application
TxLFPA - Outcomes and Indicators Form - upload this form to TDA-GO application.
Addendum 1 - corrected due date inconsistency 

July 7- Kickoff meeting recording
 
 
Producer SignUp
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Application Materials
Download Application   Register for TDA-GO click to register
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