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 producers, with an emphasis on supporting small and socially disadvantaged producers to increase the amount of products distributed to underserved populations in the state. In addition, TDA aims to tailor food distribution for unique local challenges to serve the population and feeding programs, including food banks, and other organizations that target underserved communities.

Goals of TxLFPA:
§ 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. 

Sylvia Garrett
Contracted Grants Manager 
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
Coming June 2022