Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program; established. (HB2068)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program. Establishes the Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program and authorizes the Governor to award grants to political subdivisions from the Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund as part of the Program. Such grants, in amounts up to $25,000, shall be awarded on a competitive basis to support infrastructure development projects that support local food production and sustainable farming. The bill directs the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to develop guidelines for the Program that favor projects that establish or maintain farmers markets; businesses or organizations that manage the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of food products primarily from local and regional producers; and primarily locally owned processing facilities. Read the Bill »


01/20/2021: In Subcommittee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102653D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2068)
01/20/2021Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources

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