2023 LAMP Grants: Tips for Writing a Winning Application

USDA and former reviewers offer insights and ideas for creating compelling and competitive applications that will resonate with grant reviewers. We talk through changes to the new RFAs for the Local Food and Farmers Market Promotion Programs and Regional Food System Partnership Grant, go over the review process and evaluation criteria, and talk through common mistakes and characteristics of successful proposals.

Access the slides here.


  • Patrick Kelley, Lead Grants Management Specialist, Initiatives and Partnerships Program
  • Bailee Piercefield, Grrants Management Specialist, Market Development Branch
  • Matt Mosier, Grants Management Specialist, USDA/AMS/TM/Grants Division
  • Bill Comstock, Grants Management Specialist, USDA/AMS/TM/Grants Division
  • Kelly Crane, Executive Director, Farmer Foodshare
  • Renee Catacalos, VP Strategy and Impact, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders
  • Laurie Wayne, Open Food Network
  • Hannah Quigley, Policy Specialist, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
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