Request for Applications: Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

 

Purpose:

The primary goals of the Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFPCGP), Assistance Listing 10.225 are as follows (7 U.S.C. 2034(b)):

  1. 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;
  2. Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the
    communities; and
  3. Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; or
  4. Meet specific state, tribal, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs
    including needs relating to:
  5. Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; planning for longterm solutions; or
  6. The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural
    producers and low-income consumers.
Receipt Date:
Friday, October 07, 2022
Total Awards: $4,800,000
Eligibility:

To be eligible for a grant under subsection (b), a public food program service provider, a tribal
organization, or a private nonprofit entity, including gleaners, must-

  1.  have experience in the area of-
    1. community food work, particularly concerning small and medium-sized
      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
      low-income communities; or
    3. efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community, including food
      distribution, improving access to services, or coordinating services and programs;
  2. demonstrate competency to implement a project, provide fiscal accountability, collect
    data, and prepare reports and other necessary documentation;
  3. demonstrate a willingness to share information with researchers, practitioners, and
    other interested parties; and
  4. collaborate with 1 or more local partner organizations to achieve at least 1 hunger-free
    communities’ goal.
Link: FY2021-CFP-RFA (usda.gov)