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Funding by Topic: Food security and nutrition

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

The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program Competitive Grants
Funding to support projects that will increase the purchase of fruit and vegetables among low-income consumers who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by providing incentives at the point of purchase. Projects that serve underrepresented geographies and communities are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: May 14, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Connecticut Health and Environmental Justice Grants
Grants for projects in Connecticut that focus on health, environmental justice, and disparities in health outcomes based on geographic location.
Geographic coverage: Connecticut
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2024
Sponsor: Connecticut Community Foundation
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Stimulating Research to Understand and Address Hunger, Food, and Nutrition Insecurity
Notice of Special Interest for research on interventions that address nutrition security and the mechanisms of food insecurity on a variety of health outcomes. Priority populations include racial/ethnic minority populations, lower income populations, and rural and remote populations including tribal communities and insular areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Nov 29, 2024
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
Adirondack Foundation Special and Urgent Needs Fund
Grants for nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools in Adirondack communities. Grants have been made in the areas of food access, child care, low wage workers, elderly individuals, and disparities, among others.
Geographic coverage: The Adirondack region of northern New York
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Adirondack Foundation
Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Grants
Supports capital projects for organizations working in the areas of health, welfare, dental health, and homelessness in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Geographic coverage: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Agnes M. Lindsay Trust
American Electric Power Foundation Grants
Supports nonprofits working in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, human services, education, social/racial equity, and the environment in American Electric Power's 11-state service area.
Geographic coverage: Available in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: American Electric Power Foundation
Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas Mini-Grant Program
Small grants to support health improvement projects in Arkansas.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas
Colorado Healthy Foods Initiative
Loans for retail grocery providers, carts, co-ops, farmer markets, trucks, delivery services, food production companies and distributors, urban and rural agricultural projects, and other healthy food businesses. Loan recipients receive access to business coaching and other resources.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Enterprise Fund
Delta Regional Authority Community Infrastructure Fund
Funding for community-based and regional projects in the Delta Regional Authority service area that address basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, and flood control. Broadband and access to healthcare in rural communities are program priorities.
Geographic coverage: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Delta Regional Authority
Economic Impact Initiative Grants
Funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities that have extreme unemployment and severe economic depression.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development