Purpose: USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is soliciting applications for three types of community food projects grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP), (2) Planning Projects (PP) and (3) Training and Technical Assistance (T & TA) Projects. The primary goals of these projects are to:

  • Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service
  • Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities
  • Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues
  • Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; planning for long-term solutions; or the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.
Receipt Date: March 31, 2014
Total Awards: The awards range from $25,000-$250,000 per award depending on the type of project.
Eligibility: Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners. Please refer to eligibility in the RFA.
Link: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/communityfoodprojects.cfm
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