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Equitable Access in Child Nutrition Programs Research Grants

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Food Research & Action Center
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 9, 2023
Application: Oct 3, 2023

Clarissa Hayes


The Food Research & Action Center will provide grants to support research activities that identify barriers to equitable access in the child nutrition programs, as well as strategies to help overcome these barriers.

Research priority areas include:

  • Understanding the disparities that exist in the child nutrition programs
  • Understanding the barriers that lead to disparities
  • Understanding the tools, resources, and interventions that reduce/eliminate disparities

Proposals should include the key components:

  • A clear description of the research project and how it fits into the priority area(s) of interest
  • Demonstrated experience working with the child nutrition programs or other nutrition assistance efforts
  • Plans to design and implement research that center equity and address disparities throughout the project
  • Procedures that maintain the quality and integrity of all data and analyses

Priority will be given to projects representing underserved communities which include Black, Latino, Indigenous, and Native American persons, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders, and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.


Eligible applicants include:

  • Public and private academic organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • State and local government organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $250,000
Award floor: $100,000
Project period: 24 months
Estimated total program funding: $1,100,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to submit an online letter of intent by September 9, 2023.

Applicant webinar recording

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Children and youth · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · LGBTQ+ · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Poverty · Research methods and resources

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