Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program
The primary goals of the CFPCGP are as follows (7 U.S.C. § 2034(B)):
1. Designed to:
2. Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to:
Community Food Projects are intended to bring together stakeholders from the distinct parts of the food system and to foster understanding of national food security trends and how they might improve local food systems. The CFPCGP RFA ; aligns with the USDA Strategic Plan, specifically Goal 4, Facilitate Rural Prosperity and Economic Development. NIFA is soliciting applications for the CFPGP under the following areas:
Expires: June 3, 2019, 5 p.m. ET
NIFA requests applications for the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The anticipated amount available for NIFA in FY 2019 is approximately $4,800,000.
Applicants for CFP and PP must meet the eligibility in this section. Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners (see Definition in Part VIII E of this RFA), meeting the following four requirements are eligible to receive a CFP or PP award: a. They must have experience in the area of: 1) community food work, particularly concerning small and medium-size farms, including the provision of food to people in low-income communities and the development of new markets in low-income communities for agricultural producers; 2) job training and business development activities for food-related activities in lowincome communities; or 3) efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community, including food distribution, improving access to services, or coordinating services and programs; b. demonstrate competency to implement a project, provide fiscal accountability, collect data, and prepare reports and other necessary documentation; c. demonstrate a willingness to share information with researches, evaluators, practitioners, and other interested parties, including a plan for dissemination of results; and d. collaborate with one or more local partner organizations to achieve at least hunger-free communities goal. (See Steps for a Hunger-Free Community).