Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program

Posted on 10/31/2012 at 12:00 AM by Christa Hartsook

USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for approximately $5 million in grant funds through the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants program for fiscal year 2013. The grants support: (1) the development of Community Food Projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining; and (2) planning projects to assess food security needs and plan long-term solutions to help ensure food security in communities.
 
Community Food Projects should be designed to (1): (A) meet the food needs of low-income people; (B) increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their own food needs; and (C) promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues; and/or (2) meet specific state, local, or neighborhood food and agriculture needs for (A) infrastructure improvement and development; (B) planning for long-term solutions; or (C) the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Applications are due by November 28, 2012.

Categories: Grants