Community Foods Program

The summary for the Community Foods Program 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 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 U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Community Foods Program: 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.
Federal Grant Title: Community Foods Program
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-CFP-004920
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.225
CFDA Descriptions: Community Food Projects
Current Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2015
Posted Date: Feb 13, 2015
Creation Date: Feb 13, 2015
Archive Date: Mar 18, 2015
Total Program Funding: $9,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
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 eligibility in the RFA.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
FY 2015 Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
Grant Announcement Contact
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