The National Institute of Food and Agriculture offers a Community Food Project Grants Program (CFP) that funds projects based in low-income communities and designed to improve food security for families and individuals living in those communities. The grants support projects that plan for long-term food security, display ingenuity in strategy development and include both producers and low-income consumers and increase the level of autonomy with which low-income neighborhoods generate their food supply. Administered by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, the program makes available grants ranging from $10,000 to $300,000 in amount. For most projects, cost sharing is required on a dollar for dollar basis. Previous grants include $15,165 to Dakota Rural Action to allow them to create a Rural Community Foods Planning Team.
United States Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 2201
Washington, DC 20250-2201