USDA announces Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program
The primary goals of the CFPCGP 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.
For more information on the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and this grant, visit the online Funding Opportunity Page.
This page includes links to the request for applications; the NIFA Grants.gov Application Guide; the application package and abstracts of funded projects.
The application deadline is March 31, 2014.
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