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Rural Hunger and Access to Healthy Food – Funding & Opportunities

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Local Food Promotion Program Inactive
Grants to to support the development, coordination, and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to help increase access and availability to locally and regionally produced agricultural products.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jun 21, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA Rural Development
Native American Agriculture Fund Grants Inactive
Grants to support native American farmers and ranchers, with special emphasis on traditional foods, food sovereignty programs, lending, youth programming, agricultural sciences, and COVID-19 response.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2021
Sponsor: Native American Agriculture Fund
Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program Inactive
Grants to plan or implement food projects designed to meet the needs of low-income individuals and increase community self-reliance concerning food and nutrition.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 4, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program Inactive
Grants to develop and expand existing farm to school initiatives and other food and learning initiatives with the overall goal of increasing knowledge of agriculture and improving the nutritional health of children.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 3, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
EPA Region 10 Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities Grant Program Inactive
Grants for eligible entities in EPA Region 10 to improve community health, resilience, and/or sustainability through pollution prevention and/or sustainable materials management implementation. Distribution of perishable food and food waste prevention in tribal communities are highlighted as potential projects.
Geographic coverage: EPA Region 10, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant Program Inactive
Grants to support new or existing edible gardens at K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2021
Sponsor: Whole Kids Foundation
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Program Inactive
Funding for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to promote economic revitalization in low-income communities. Works to build capacity of programs that serve low-income people who lack access to affordable financial products and services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Treasury
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: Mar 22, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Native American Community Development Financial Institution Assistance Program (NACA) Inactive
Funding to increase access to credit, capital, and financial services in Native Communities through the creation and expansion of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) primarily serving Native Communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Treasury
The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program Inactive
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.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Last Updated: 5/7/2021