DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Direct Farm Sales Grant Program; 2013 Project Year Application Period for Grants
[42 Pa.B. 5876]
[Saturday, September 15, 2012]
An application period for grants under the Direct Farm Sales Grant Program (Program) administered by the Department of Agriculture (Department), Bureau of Food Distribution (Bureau) has begun. For the 2013 Project Year, the application period is September 17, 2012, to November 9, 2012. Information about the Program and application forms can be accessed at the Department's web site at www.agriculture.state.pa.us under the Bureau or by contacting Sandy Hopple, (800) 468-2433.
The Program provides funds to Commonwealth-based businesses that manage or operate a farm stand or farmers' markets, nonprofit organizations, farmers and local governments for projects intended to promote new or existing farmers' markets. Projects must pertain to the increased consumption of specialty crops. The maximum grant amount per farm stand or farmers' market location shall be $7,500 and applicants shall be expected to provide 25% of the approved grant amount in matching funds or in-kind goods or services. The anticipated date for the award of grants and notice thereof is expected to be on or before February 1, 2013. The application, work plan and budget will reflect March 1, 2013, as the project start date and the project completion date will be September 30, 2013.
Applications for the Program will be accepted by the Department beginning Monday, September 17, 2012, and continue through Friday, November 9, 2012. Hand-delivered applications must be received in the Bureau by 4 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012. Applications which are mailed must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 9, 2012, and received no later than November 19, 2012.
Completed applications should be addressed to or delivered to Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Food Distribution, Direct Farm Sales Grant Program, 2301 North Cameron Street, Room 401, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408.
GEORGE D. GREIG,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1797. Filed for public inspection September 14, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]
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