RFSI Program – Public Comment Solicitation

Posted 5/18/23

2023 USDA-AMS Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) Program Cooperative Agreement with the state of Georgia through the Georgia Dept. Of Agriculture (GDA)

GDA is soliciting public comment concerning the RFSI program. Between now and 8/23/23, GDA will be formulating its RFSI project plan and seeks the public's input. GDA will receive an RFSI award of $8,518,477 from USDA-AMS, a portion of which will be retained by the agency for administrative and other costs.

Per USDA-AMS: The purpose of the Resilient Food Systems Infrastructure (RFSI) program is to build resilience in the middle of the food supply chain, to provide more and better markets to small farms and food businesses, to support the development of value-added products for consumers, fair prices, fair wages, and new and safe job opportunities.

Public Information Meeting

The next (and last) public comment meeting about the RFSI Program on August 10, 2023 in Albany, GA


Riverfront Resource Center (The Candy Room)
125 Pine Ave.
Albany , GA 31702

More information about the program can be found here:


Please note that GDA may choose to focus its program on just one or more of the program's eligible activities as outlined is the USDA-AMS solicitation, depending on public response and perceived need. It may also elect to limit the number of applications accepted and/or approved in order to maximize the impact of awards.

This notice is a solicitation for public comments only. No applications for Georgia's RFSI funds will be accepted until later this year or early 2024 when the open application period/RFA will be announced and posted on GDA's website as well as through its social media channels.

Contact RFSI@agr.georgia.gov with comments or questions for GDA: Please write "RFSI program" in the subject line of the email.

Public comments will be accepted only at the above email address until 8/15/23 at Noon EST.