Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program

In FY 2018, NIFA’s CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Who is eligible to apply:

Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners (see Definition in Part VIII, D in the Request for Applications).

For More Information on Eligibility:

Please refer to eligibility section in the Community Food Projects Request for Applications for more details.

Request for Applications

Apply for Grant

Posted Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Closing Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-CFP-006392

Estimated Total Program Funding: $8,640,000

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