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The Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is the region’s largest membership-driven organization representing the interests of over 300 businesses and individuals.

Assistance for Local Food, Local Places

August 26, 2019
EPA invites communities interested in revitalizing neighborhoods through development of local food systems to apply for Local Foods, Local Places technical assistance. Local Foods, Local Places supports projects that: 

Create livable, walkable, economically vibrant main streets and mixed-use neighborhoods. 

Boost economic opportunities for local farmers and main street businesses.

Improve access to healthy, local food, especially among disadvantaged populations.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include local governments, Indian tribes, and nonprofit institutions and organizations proposing to work in a neighborhood, town, or city of any size anywhere in the United States. Communities with projects located in federally designated Opportunity Zones will receive special consideration. Highest consideration will be given to those communities who can identify how Local Foods, Local Places assistance will leverage the Opportunity Zone designation to support implementation of the resulting action plan.

Deadline: September 30, 2019

How to apply: See the complete application instructions at

Webinar: On September 4, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern time, there will be a webinar that provides an overview of the Local Foods, Local Places program and the selection criteria for the 2019-2020 application. Register for the webinar at
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