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The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program - Produce Prescription Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.331
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Mar 15, 2023
Mallory M. Koenings,PhD, RDN: 202.604.1985
Ryan Kornegay, MS: 816.610.9205


The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Produce Prescription Program provides funding to support projects that demonstrate and evaluate the impact of prescribing fresh fruits and vegetables on the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, the reduction of individual and household food insecurity, and the reduction in healthcare use and associated costs.

All GusNIP produce prescription project proposals must include a letter of support from 1 or more healthcare partners and prescribe fresh fruits and vegetables to eligible individuals. In addition, GusNIP produce prescription project proposals may:

  • Provide financial or non-financial incentives for eligible individuals to purchase or procure fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Provide educational resources on nutrition to eligible individuals
  • Establish additional accessible locations for eligible individuals to procure fresh fruits and vegetables

Eligibility is limited to government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Institutions of higher education that are local, county, tribal, territory, or state government agencies must provide documentation in support of eligibility as a government agency.

Required healthcare partners may include:

  • Hospitals
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Hospitals or clinics operated by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Healthcare provider groups
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $500,000
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated total program funding: $4,900,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Evaluation methods and resources · Food security and nutrition · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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