Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program

Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program (CFPCGP) | Sustainable Development Programs | Sustainable Agriculture Program | Markets, Trade & Policy

In FY 2018, NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

The application package for this funding opportunity has been updated. If you downloaded the application package for this funding opportunity from (link is external) before November 13, 2017 you MUST download and use the new application package. Using the old application package will result in an error message (“OPP_EXIST_ERROR FATAL”) preventing submission.

Eligibility Details

Who Is Eligible to Apply:
Other or Additional Information (See below)
More on Eligibility:
Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners (see Definitions in Part VIII, D of the RFA). Please refer to the CFP RFA for more information on eligibility.

Important Dates

Posted Date:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Closing Date:
Monday, December 4, 2017

Additional Information

For More Information Contact:
Jane Clary Loveless, Ph.D., RN
Contact for Electronic Access Problems:
Funding Opportunity Number:
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Abstracts of Funded Projects:
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Previous fiscal year(s) RFA:
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Percent of Applications Funded:
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
100% match required