Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

Funding Type


Grantor Agency

Department of Agriculture

Grant Range


# of Awards Available


Programmatic Area

Agriculture & Food



Match Required?

Match Amount


Eligible Entities

To be eligible for a grant under CFPCGP, a public food program service provider, a tribal organization, or a private nonprofit entity, including gleaners, must1) 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; orc) 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; and4) 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

Focus Area

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 communities; and c. Promote comprehensive responses to local food, food access, farm, and nutrition issues; or 2. Meet specific State, local, or neighborhood food and agricultural needs, including needs relating to: 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.


Lydia Kaume, Ph.D., RDN Donna Fairhurst, P.S.M Briana Burke, M.S Portland, OR 97204 Voice: (866) 923-5626 ext. 1 (toll-free) or (503) 414-3300 Fax: (855) 824-6180

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