Agency Funding Aids Community Food Projects, Planning

2000px-US-DeptOfAgriculture-Seal2.svgAgency: 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-006084); Eligibility: Nonprofits (child obesity projects receive priority); Funding: $8.6 million for multiple (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 their food needs and promoting 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

Info: (NOFA); or or 202/401-5048 for questions about the funding competition.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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