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Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP)

In FY 2015, NIFAs CFPCGP 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 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.

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More Community Food Projects Information

Who Is Eligible to Apply

  • Other or Additional Information (See below)
  • More 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 eligibility in the RFA.

    Request for Application (RFA) | Apply: Electronic | Abstracts of Funded Projects

    Solicitation Date (Opening) February 13, 2015
    Letter of Intent Due Date None
    Due Date (Closing)
    March 17, 2015
    Estimated Total Program Funding $9,000,000.00
    Range of Awards $0.00 to $400,000.00
    Percent of Applications Funded Last Fiscal Year 18%
    Cost Sharing Requirements Dollar for dollar matching required, except for Training and Capacity Building projects.
    For More Information Contact Jane M. Clary
    Funding Opportunity Number USDA-NIFA-CFP-004920
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