Agency: Agriculture Dept. (USDA) (Nat’l Institute of Food & Agriculture, NIFA); Program: Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFDA Number: 10.225) (Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-CFP-005415); Eligibility: Nonprofits (child obesity projects receive priority); Funding: $8.6 million for three types of awards: Community Food Projects Grants (awards ranging from $125,000 to $300,000 each); Planning Grants (awards up to $35,000 each); and Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Projects (a dollar-for-dollar match required); Deadline: Nov. 30.
Summary: Grants support projects helping meet the food needs of low-income individuals. Grants are intended to increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities and promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm and nutrition issues.
Planning grants go to complete a plan toward the improvement of community food security in keeping with the primary goals of the overall program. Preference is given to planning grant applicants focusing on: (1) connections between two or more sectors of the food system; (2) the development of entrepreneurial projects; and (3) innovative connections between the for-profit and nonprofit food sectors.
Info: 202/401-5048 or http://tinyurl.com/nfy2k84 (NOFA).