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Rural Hunger and Access to Healthy Food – Funding & Opportunities

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USDA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I
Funding for research that focuses on the development of new technologies that address important problems affecting people, institutions, and communities in rural America, including health, agriculture, rural development, and the environment.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Setting the Table for a Healthy Food System in Indian Country Grants
Grants to enhance the organizational and program capacity of Native American food pantries and food banks, will the overall goal of building control, cultural responsiveness, and infrastructure of community food systems.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 12, 2021
Sponsor: First Nations Development Institute
Healthy Eating Research: COVID-19 and Socioeconomic Recovery Efforts Impacts on Children's Health and Well-Being
Funding for research on how COVID-19 recovery-related social and economic programs and policies impact child obesity, diet quality, food security, and other relevant child and family health outcomes among lower-income and families of color. Populations of focus include Black, Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2022
Sponsors: Duke University, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Walmart Foundation Community Grant Program
Grants to support the unique needs of local communities in the service areas of Walmart stores, Sam's Club stores, and corporate distribution centers.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2021
Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
Healthy Food Financing Initiative Technical Assistance
Technical assistance for early stage healthy food access projects in underserved areas with a focus on management, financial health, and operations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Reinvestment Fund, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Honor the Earth Native Food Security Grants
Grants for Native organizations working to create food security utilizing traditional seeds, foods, and growing methods, as well as energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Honor the Earth
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
Oweesta Native CDFI Loan Funds and Technical Assistance
Oweesta is an intermediary organization that provides financial products and development services for Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). The primary goal is to support Native CDFIs so that they have the capacity to assist individuals, businesses, and organizations with financing and technical assistance for the development of small businesses, affordable housing/home ownership, community facilities, financial education programs, and agriculture/food sovereignty in Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: First Nations Development Institute, First Nations Oweesta Corporation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposals
Grants for innovative projects that are working to build a culture of health, ensuring that everyone has access to the care they need and all families have the opportunity to make healthier choices.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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

Last Updated: 10/15/2021