The primary goals of the Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) are to:
• Meet the food needs of low-income individuals;
• Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities;
• Promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues; and
• Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to:
o Infrastructure improvement and development;
o Planning for long-term solutions; or
o The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.
Community Food Projects are intended to bring together stakeholders from the distinct parts of the food system and to foster understanding of national food security trends and how they might improve local food systems.
Prior to submitting applications, prospective applicants are encouraged to participate in a Community Food Projects Competitive Grants program pre-application submission webinar. The purpose of the webinar is to discuss the matching requirements and what costs are allowable on the project. The URL address for the webinar is http://nifa-connect.nifa.
It is strongly encouraged that all applications participate in the webinar on October 16, 2012 between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the NIFA internet site for future reference.
For further information please contact:
Jane M. Clary
Phone: (202) 720 – 3891