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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-2183



Agricultural Product Promotion Matching Grant 2010

[39 Pa.B. 6774]
[Saturday, November 28, 2009]

 The Department of Agriculture (Department) announces November 30, 2009 through January 8, 2010, for the Direct Farm Sales Grant Program (Program) application period. Administered by the Department, Bureau of Food Distribution (Bureau), application forms and information about the Program can be accessed at the Department's web site, or by contacting Sandy Hopple at the Bureau (800) 468-2433.

 The Program provides funds to Pennsylvania-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 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-kinds goods or services. The anticipated date for the Award of Grants and Notice thereof is expected to be on or before March 1, 2010. The application, work plan and budget should reflect March 1, 2010, as the project start date and the project completion date will be September 30, 2010.

 Applications for the Program will be accepted by the Department beginning Monday, November 30, 2009, and continue through Friday, January 8, 2010. Applications to be hand-delivered must be received by 4 p.m. in the Bureau on the closing date, Friday, January 8, 2010. Applications which are mailed must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 8, 2010, and received no later than January 15, 2010.

 Completed applications should be addressed to, or delivered to, the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Food Distribution, Direct Farm Sales Grant Program, 2301 North Cameron Street, Room 401, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-2183. Filed for public inspection November 25, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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