California Nutrition Incentive Grant Program Request for Proposal
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Office of Farm to Fork is currently accepting proposals for the 2017 California Nutrition Incentive Program. The purpose of these grants is to encourage the purchase and consumption of healthy, California-grown fresh fruits and vegetables by CalFresh recipients.
Total state grant funding for all 2017 project proposals will not exceed $3 million.
CDFA is seeking project proposals from qualified entities (Farmers Markets) in a competitive process to distribute incentives at Certified Farmers’ Markets throughout California. Successful applicants will be included as project partners in CDFA’s proposal to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant program.
Who Can Apply:
(a) Certified Farmers’ Market
(b) An association of certified producers
(c) Nonprofit organization representing a collective or association of certified producers that is authorized by USDA to accept SNAP benefits at farmers’ markets.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Friday, October 14, 5:00P.M. PST.
Further information on the grant program, including timeline and application criteria, are available at: http://www.cafarmtofork.com/CA_NutritionIncentiveProgram.htm