Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Community Food Project Grant

A grant opportunity has just been released for Community Food Projects, funding that will total up to $5,000,000 for FY2010 in a joint effort of the US Department of Agriculture and Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service!

Primary goals of the project should be:
  1. Meet the food needs of low-income individuals;
  2. Increase the self-reliance in communities for providing for the food needs of the communities;
  3. Promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues; and
  4. Meet specific state, local, or neighborhood food and agriculture needs including needs relating to infrastructure improvement and development, planning for long-term solutions, or the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.
So get those thinking caps on. The deadline is coming quickly (November 19). If you're interested in getting your project off the ground, or looking for some funding to keep it strong, be sure to check this out!

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