Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP)

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Subject: Community Development, Food, Access to Food, Nutrition, Health
Deadline: Mar. 17, 2015

"The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP), and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) 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; and
  • 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."

Funder: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Eligibility: Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners.
Amount: Up to $250,000
Contact: Link.