The Senior Produce and Honey Extra Redemption Endorsement (SPHERE) Grant Program is a Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) doubling program for the 2018 farmers’ market season.

Funding for the SPHERE Grant Program is provided through reallocation of funding for the 2017 SFMNP which was unavailable during the 2017 farmers’ market season.

Eligible applicants include FMNP authorized farmers’ markets for 2018. Authorized markets must sign a contract or memorandum of understanding with the Department of Agriculture.

The SPHERE Grant Program and any awards are subject to limitations of state funding.

2018 Program Information

Deadline: April 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

  SPHERE Grant Application Guidelines and Forms  

   Appendix A: Application Cover Page (Word document) 

  Appendix B: Project Description (Word document)  

   Addendum A: 2017 SFMNP Check Distribution Sites by Town  

  SPHERE Grant Frequently Asked Questions