USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is accepting applications for Community Food Projects (CFP) and Planning Projects. The program supports the development of CFPs with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining. The purpose of a Planning Project (PP) is to complete a plan toward the improvement of community food security in keeping with the primary goals of this program. 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 PPs 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. Approximately $4.8 million is available. No single CFP award will exceed $125,000 in any single year or $400,000 over four years. No single PP award will exceed $35,000 for the total project period.
Applications are due by June 3, 2019.