USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for Community Food Projects and Planning Projects. Approximately $8.6 million is available. Community Food Projects are intended to bring together stakeholders from the distinct parts of the food system and to foster understanding of national food security trends and how they might improve local food systems. Examples of CFP Projects include, but are not limited to, community gardens with market stands, value-chain projects, food hubs, farmers markets, farm-to-institutions projects, and marketing and consumer cooperatives. Examples of Planning Projects include, but are not limited to, community food assessments' coordination of collaboration development plan, GIS analysis, food sovereignty study, and farm-to-institution exploration. All projects must involve low-income participants.
Applications are due by December 4, 2017.
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