Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program

The summary for the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program Federal Grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which is the government agency that is offering this grant.
Federal Grant Title: Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Categories: Agriculture Community Development Food and Nutrition
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-CFP-003304
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.225
CFDA Descriptions: Community Food Projects
Current Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2010
Posted Date: Aug 27, 2010
Creation Date: Oct 18, 2010
Archive Date: Dec 17, 2010
Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $300,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 16
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Grant Description
Community Food Projects should be designed to (1): (A) meet the food needs of low-income people; (B) increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their own food needs; and (C) promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues; and/or (2) meet specific state, local, or neighborhood food and agriculture needs for (A) infrastructure improvement and development; (B) planning for long-term solutions; or (C) the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Only private, nonprofit entities meeting the following three (3) requirements are eligible to receive a CFP or PP grant: (a) have experience in the area of (i) community food work, particularly concerning small and medium-size farms, including the provision of sustainably produced food to people in low-income communities and the development of new markets in low-income communities for agricultural producers; or (ii) job training and business development activities for food-related activities in low-income communities; (b) demonstrate competency to implement a project, provide fiscal accountability, collect data, and prepare reports and other necessary documentation; and (c) demonstrate a willingness to share information with researchers, evaluators, practitioners, and other interested parties, including a plan for dissemination of results.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/community_food.html
Grant Announcement Contact
NIFA Help Desk Phone: 202-401-5048 Business hours are M-F, 7:00 am -5:00 pm ET, excluding Federal holidays
NIFA Help Desk [electronic@nifa.usda.gov]
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