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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 13-272



Direct Farm Sales Grant Program; 2013 Project Year Application Period for Grants

[43 Pa.B. 984]
[Saturday, February 16, 2013]

 An application period for grants under the Direct Farm Sales Grant Program Phase II (Program) administered by the Department of Agriculture (Department), Bureau of Food Distribution (Bureau) has begun. For Phase II of the 2013 Project Year, the application period is February 11, 2013, to March 29, 2013. Information about the Program and application forms can be accessed at the Department's web site at under the Bureau or by contacting Sandy Hopple, (800) 468-2433.

 The Program provides funds to Commonwealth-based businesses that manage or operate farm stands or farmers' markets, nonprofit organizations, farmers and local governments. Projects must pertain to the increased consumption of specialty crops at farmers markets or farm stands. 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 June 1, 2013. The application, work plan and budget will reflect June 1, 2013, as the project start date and the project completion date will be December 31, 2013.

 Applications for the Program will be accepted by the Department beginning Monday, February 11, 2013, and continue through Friday, March 29, 2013. Hand-delivered applications must be received by 4 p.m. in the Bureau on Friday, March 29, 2013, the closing date. Applications which are mailed must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 29, 2013, and received no later than April 10, 2013. Applications postmarked after March 29, 2013, will not be accepted.

 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.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-272. Filed for public inspection February 15, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]

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