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The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.331
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 18, 2020

Dr. Paul Cotton

Dr. Jaheon Koo


The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP), formerly known as The Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program (FINI) supports projects that will increase the purchase of fruit and vegetables among low-income consumers who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The program will award funding for 5 types of projects:

  • GusNIP Pilot Projects - supports the development of projects to pilot innovative strategies to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at the point of purchase
  • GusNIP Projects - aimed at experienced, mid-sized groups that are working to expand the breadth, scope, or reach of their programs
  • GusNIP Large Scale Projects - create or support multi-county, state-wide, and regional incentive programs
  • Produce Prescription - county, multi-county, and state-wide programs that partner with one or more healthcare entities to prescribe fresh fruits and vegetables to members
  • Nutrition Incentive Program Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation, and Information Centers - provide training and technical assistance to applicants and grantees of GusNIP

Eligibility is limited to government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Additional eligibility information for each project type is provided in the application instructions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

GusNIP Pilot Projects

  • Award ceiling: $100,000
  • Project period: 1 year

GusNIP Projects

  • Award ceiling: $500,000
  • Project period: Up to 4 years

GusNIP Large Scale Projects

  • Award ceiling: Budget should be commensurate with the proposed project
  • Award floor: $500,000
  • Project period: Up to 4 years

Produce Prescription

  • Award ceiling: Budget should be commensurate with the proposed project
  • Project period: Commensurate with the proposed project
  • Total funding available: $4,500,000
Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Food security and nutrition ยท Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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