Funding Opportunity: Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

Document Type: Grants Notice 
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-CFP-006392
Funding Opportunity Title: Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
Opportunity Category: Mandatory
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
CFDA Number(s): 10.225 — Community Food Projects
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes
Version: Synopsis 1
Posted Date: Sep 12, 2017
Last Updated Date: Sep 12, 2017
Original Closing Date for Applications: Dec 04, 2017
Current Closing Date for Applications: Dec 04, 2017
Archive Date: Jan 03, 2018
Estimated Total Program Funding: $8,640,000
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners (see Definition in Part VIII, E.). Please refer to Part III, Eligibility in the RFA.
Additional Information
Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Description: 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.
Link to Additional Information: Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
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