Wednesday, 24 October 2012

USDA Community Food Projects

USDA is currently funding competitive grants for community food projects (CFPs). These grants are administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
The US Department of Agriculture supports the development of CFPs for their capacity to ensure long-term food security solutions in communities by linking local food production and processing to the goals of community development, economic opportunity, and environmental enhancement. 

 NIFA will fund CFPs aiming at
 (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.

More information at:
CFPs grants programme on USDA-NIFA website:

types of CFPs are on the Sustainweb site: