F.Chat - 2017 No. 2

FCHIP News and Opportunities
Welcome to the Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership newsletter!  Your source for FCHIP and partner news, information, and updates.

FCHIP Spring Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, March 29 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
UC Merced Fresno Center - 550 E. Shaw Ave.
Lunch Provided by CalViva Health

Upcoming Workgroup Meetings

Health Literacy and Empowerment Workgroup
February 27 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Diabetes Collaborative Workgroup
February 27 - 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Pre to 3
March 9 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm

If you would like more information on a particular workgroup, to be added the contact list, or to attend a specific meeting, please send your request to or call Scott Bier at 559-600-6449.

News and Events
Fresno COG Annual Partnerships
2017 Sponsorship Program

With the success of the MAP Point at the Pov, the Multi-Agency Access Program is expanding in 2017.  
Below is a short informational presentation about the exciting future of the MAP.

If you would like flyers for distribution in Spanish or Hmong, see below.

Spanish Flyer
Hmong Flyer

The City of Fresno invites interested organizations to submit an application for funding in the upcoming 2017 - 2018 Fiscal Year.  The programs covered by this Consolidated NOFA are: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and House Opportunities for Person with AIDS/HIV (HOPWA) programs.  This NOFA seeks projects that meet the priorities outlined in the City's FY 2016 - 2020 (PY 2015 - 2019) Consolidated Plan.

Priorities, Background, and Information

CDBG Application
HOME Application
ESG Application
HOPWA Application

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced the availability of $27 million in grants to fund innovative projects designed to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses. 


The request for applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, which includes Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) grants, and the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP).  The FMPP provides funds for direct farmer-to-consumer marketing projects such as farmers markets, community-supported agriculture programs, roadside stands, and agritourism.  Over the past 10 years, the FMPP has awarded more than 870 grants totaling over $58 million.  The successful results of these investments are summarized in the Farmers Market Promotion Program 2016 Report.  The LFPP supports projects focused on intermediary supply chain activities for local food businesses.  LFPP was established in the 2014 Farm Bill to increase funding for marketing activities such as aggregation, processing, storage, and distribution of local foods.

The FSMIP provides about $1 million in matching funds to state departments of agriculture, state colleges and universities, and other appropriate state agencies.  Funds will support research projects to address challenges and opportunities in marketing, transporting, and distributing U.S. agricultural products domestically and internationally.

AMS will host a webinar for potential FMPP and LFPP grant applicants on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and a teleconference for potential FSMIP grant applicants on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 

For more information about FSMIP, FMPP and LFPP, visit:  The website also contains a link to a grants decision tree, "What AMS Grant is Right for ME?”, to help applicants determine which AMS grant fits their project best. 

The grant applications for FSMIP, FMPP and LFPP must be submitted electronically through  by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, March 27, 2017. 


Fresno Housing Authority

Resident Services Coordinator

Highlighting public health issues and ways to improve personal, family, neighborhood, and community health.

Dr. Ken Bird, County Health Office

December - Climate Change
February - Harm Reduction in Fresno County

Pillars of Public Health

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