Hold the Date — May 2017 Community Food Projects Grant Writing Workshops

— Written By Joanna Lelekacs

Community Food Projects Grant Workshop flyerUSDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is expected, Fall 2017, to issue a Request for Applications to its Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program. The primary goals of this program are to:

  • Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federal 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.

NC State Extension and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems are holding two full-day workshops in May 2017 to help applicants prepare for this important grant opportunity. Registration is free, and registration materials will follow shortly. For more information, contact blbowen@ncsu.edu.

Workshops will be held in the following locations on the following dates:

May 23, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Catawba County Extension
Newton, NC

May 25, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
University of Mount Olive
Mount Olive, NC

Download a flyer here. More details on registration and more will be available in the near future.

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