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US Department of Agriculture Funding for Community Food Projects

The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) in the US Department of Agriculture has announced a funding opportunity
for Community Food Projects.   Applicants are encouraged to seek and create partnerships with public or private, nonprofit or for-profit entities, including links with academic institutions (including minority-serving colleges and universities), and/or other appropriate professionals, community-based organizations, and local government entities.

Community Food Projects should be designed to (1): (A) meet the food needs of low-income people; (B) increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their own food needs; and (C) promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm, and nutrition issues; and/or (2) meet specific state, local, or neighborhood food and agriculture needs for (A) infrastructure improvement and development; (B) planning for long-term solutions; or (C) the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

Details are available at: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/community_food.html [posted on CBPR listserv]

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