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Rural Hunger and Access to Healthy Food – Funding & Opportunities

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Inactive
Direct payments to agricultural producers of eligible commodities that have been impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture
GATHER Food Sovereignty Grants Inactive
Grants for projects that lead to self-directed, well-resourced, community supported food systems in Native communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2021
Sponsor: First Nations Development Institute
Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP) Inactive
Grants to tribal colleges and universities for research projects that address concerns and needs of tribal and reservation communities, including projects that focus on health, environment, and agricultural production needs of remote reservation communities through research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 13, 2021
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
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: Jan 8, 2021
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Youth Garden Grant Inactive
Awards funding and gardening supplies to schools and community organizations with youth-centered garden programs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 18, 2020
Sponsor: KidsGardening.org
Healthy Food Financing Initiative Targeted Small Grants Program Inactive
Financial assistance to support projects that improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas, create and preserve quality jobs, and revitalize low income communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 10, 2020
Sponsors: Reinvestment Fund, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program Inactive
Grants to provide graduate and postgraduate traineeship programs at eligible institutions of higher education for meeting the national need to develop scientific and professional expertise in the Food, Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food as Medicine: Food Insecurity and HIV-related Comorbidities, Coinfections, and Complications within the Mission of the NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Grants to support research projects that address how food insecurity effects HIV comorbidities, coinfections, and complications (CCCs) within the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Applications focused on specific vulnerable populations such as racial or ethnic minorities, sexual or gender minorities, sex workers, unaccompanied youth, older people, people with disabilities, rural residents, or people living alone should consider how other societal factors, environmental barriers, and/or stigmas intersect with food insecurity and/or interventions for food insecurity in the context of CCCs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 9, 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2020
Sponsors: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Local Foods, Local Places Inactive
Provides direct technical assistance to communities to boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses, improve access to healthy local food, and promote wellness.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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

Last Updated: 1/19/2021