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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

National School Lunch Afterschool Snack Program
Funding for schools and residential child care institutions to provide afterschool snacks to low-income children who participate in the National School Lunch program.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Summer Food Service Program
Funding to provide free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need during the summer months.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Nutrition Education Grant Inactive
Funding to provide nutrition education for participants of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, resulting in healthier food choices and a better understanding of healthy food preparation methods.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 13, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Farm to School Grant Program Inactive
Grants to plan, establish, and/or sustain a Farm to School program that improves access to local foods in schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Nutrition Paraprofessional Training Project Inactive
Funding for a single entity to develop and deliver a pilot nutrition paraprofessional training project for FDPIR staff working at local program sites. Training tools and resources should support the efforts of FDPIR local staff in conducting nutrition education activities for FDPIR participants who receive USDA foods.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
USDA WIC Telehealth Innovations Project Inactive
A cooperative agreement for a single entity to support the implementation and evaluation of telehealth services in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) federal nutrition assistance program that serves low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women; infants; and children up to 5 years old who are at nutrition risk. The purpose of the telehealth program is to supplement the nutrition education and breastfeeding support offered in WIC clinics, and to decrease barriers to access to WIC services, particularly in rural communities, and other populations facing barriers to accessing support.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 25, 2019
Application Deadline: Jul 25, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service