USDA is accepting applications for its Community Food Project (CFP) grant for projects assisting low income individuals and communities in developing local and independent food systems. $9 million in total funding is available for projects ranging from $10,000 to $300,000 and lasting up to 36 months. A 1:1 match is required. Application deadline is March 17, 2015.
USDA’s NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) is accepting applications for 1) Community Food Projects and 2) Planning Projects to assess food security needs and correlating long-term solutions. Technical Assistance support grants may also be awarded. The maximum awards are $300,000 for CFP and $25,000 for Planning Projects. Applications are due March 31, 2014.