Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program
The Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) is designed 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;
b. Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the
c. Promote comprehensive responses to local food, food access, farm, and nutrition
2. Meet specific State, local, or neighborhood food and agricultural needs, including needs
a. Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project;
b. Planning for long-term solutions; or
c. The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural
producers and low-income consumers.
To be eligible for a grant under CFPCGP, a public food program service provider, a tribal organization, or a private nonprofit entity, including gleaners, must
1) have experience in the area of:
a) community food work, particularly concerning small and medium-sized farms, including the provision of food to people in communities with low incomes and the development of new markets in communities with low incomes for agricultural producers;
b) job training and business development activities for food-related activities in communities with low incomes; or
c) efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community, including food distribution, improving access to services, or coordinating services and programs;
2) demonstrate competency to implement a project, provide fiscal accountability, collect data, and prepare reports and other necessary documentation;
3) demonstrate a willingness to share information with researchers, practitioners, and other interested parties; and
4) collaborate with one or more local partner organizations using one or more action steps proposed by congress to achieve a “hunger-free communities’ goal.
“Private Nonprofit entities” are defined as any nongovernmental corporation, trust, association, cooperative or other organization which:
(i) is operated primarily for scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purposes in the public interest;
(ii) is not organized primarily for profit; and
(iii) uses its net proceeds to maintain, improve, and/or expand its operations.