Community Food Project (CFP)

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.

Water for Agriculture Grant

NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) has $6 million of funding available for efforts addressing critical agricultural water issues like drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others.  Tribal governments, non-profits, educational institutions, and individuals are among the eligible entities.  Application deadline for the letter of intent is April 17, 2014 and the final proposal is due August 13, 2014.

Community Food Project (CFP) Grant

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.