Federal Grant Alerts

SOCIAL SERVICES

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will soon release a request for applications to plan community-based food projects. The award ceiling is $400,000. Details:

 

The primary goals of the Community Food Projects (CFP) are to: (1) meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improve access to food as part of a comprehensive service; (2) increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of those communities; (3) promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and (4) meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: (a) equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; (b) planning for long-term solutions; or (c) the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

 

If you're interested in applying for this program, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can help you develop your project and write your application. We recently won a $380,000 CFP award. You can reach us at (240) 630-1846 or mark.m@merchantmcintyre.com.

 

 

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