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Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.225
Sponsors
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadlines
Jun 3, 2019
Contact

For programmatic questions:
Dr. Jane Clary Loveless
202.720.3891
jclary@nifa.usda.gov

Dr. Pascale Jean
202.720.6079
pascale.jean@nifa.usda.gov

For administrative and grants management questions:
Susan Bowman
202.401.4324
sbowman@nifa.usda.gov

Adriene Woodin
202.401.4320
awoodin@nifa.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, including innovative connections between the for-profit and nonprofit food sectors
  • Support the development of entrepreneurial projects
  • 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
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).

Specific eligibility requirements may be found in the application instructions.

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, application instructions, and the online application process are available through grants.gov.

For technical assistance with completing this application, visit the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project page and complete the request for assistance form.

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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