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Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.225
Sponsors
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadlines
Jun 3, 2020
Contact

Dr. Paul Cotton
816.926.1608
Paul.Cotton@USDA.gov

Dr. Jaheon Koo
816.926.1179
Jaheon.Koo@usda.gov

Purpose

The Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program funds projects designed to meet the needs of low-income individuals and increase community self-reliance concerning food and nutrition. Funding is also designed to meet specific state, local, or neighborhood food and agricultural needs, including needs relating to equipment, planning for long-term solutions, and/or marketing.

Two types of grants are available within this funding opportunity:

  1. Planning projects: Funding should be used to complete plans for food security improvement projects.
  2. Community Food Projects: Funding will be awarded to support ongoing projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make projects self-sustaining.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Develop linkages between two or more sectors of the food system
  • Support the development of entrepreneurial projects
  • Develop innovative connections between the for-profit and nonprofit food sectors
  • Encourage long-term activities with collaborations from multiple stakeholders
  • Develop new resources and strategies to help reduce food insecurity and prevent food insecurity in the future by developing creative food resources, coordinating food services, and creating nutrition education programs
Eligibility

Eligible applicants are public food program service providers, tribal organizations, and private nonprofit entities, including entities that collect or harvest surplus food that is distributed to agencies and nonprofit organizations to feed individuals in need (gleaners).

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Planning projects: Grants of up to $35,000 for a 3 year project period
Community Food Projects: Grants of up to $125,000 in a single year and $400,000 over 4 years.
Total Funding Available: $4,800,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov. The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Community Food Project Grant Writing Guide 2019

Community Food Projects Evaluation Toolkit

Tagged as
Food security and nutrition · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Poverty



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