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FDPIR Sharing Gallery: Grant Opportunities

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This gallery features nutrition related grant opportunities that ITOs and FDPIR program operators may be eligible to apply for. Grants are a great way to secure funding to pursue specific nutrition-related projects and initiatives

Farmers Market Promotion Program
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) funds projects that develop, coordinate and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products by developing, coordinating, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, online sales or other direct producer-to-consumer (including direct producer-to-retail, direct producer-to-restaurant and direct producer-to-institutional marketing) market opportunities. The deadline for submitting applications for the 2021 Request for Applications is June 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.
Regional Food System Partnerships
United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service
The Regional Food System Partnerships (RFSP) program supports partnerships that connect public and private resources to plan and develop local or regional food systems. The program focuses on strengthening the viability and resilience of regional food economies through collaboration and coordination. The 2021 RFSP grant application period is now open.
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GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant
With the generous support of the Indigenous Peoples Fund at Tides Foundation, First Nations will establish a Gather Food Sovereignty Grant that will support work contributing to building a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems. This opportunity is targeting emerging projects that focus on developing Tribal Food Sovereignty. Through the first round of the Gather Food Sovereignty Grant, First Nations expects to award up to 13 grant awards of approximately $32,000 to support Native American-led food sovereignty work.
The grant period for this funding opportunity will commence March 1, 2021, and end Feb. 28, 2022.
High Tunnel (Hoop House) System Initiative
United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Have a resource concern you are ready to address or a management system you want to try? We are ready to help. Applications for EQIP​ financial assistance are accepted throughout the year. Specific deadlines are set for ranking and funding opportunities within each state. The best way to learn if EQIP is a good fit for you is by contacting your local NRCS office. If you choose to move forward, your local NRCS conservationist will guide you through applying for the program.
Native American Agriculture Fund
The Native American Agriculture Fund
The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) is a private, charitable trust serving Native farmers and ranchers through strategic grantmaking in the areas of business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy services. NAAF was created from the historic Keepseagle v. Vilsack litigation settlement (see ‘History’).

NAAF grantmaking activities are governed by the Trust Agreement and final award decisions are made by our Board of Trustees. We constantly seek feedback from the public about funding priorities through our online survey and general emails to
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First Nations Development Institute Grant seeker Resources
First Nations Development Institute
First Nations has compiled a list of documents to assist grant seekers applying for funding. These documents include previous year’s funding cycle, tips for creating successful applications and avoiding common rejection reasons, guidelines for using a fiscal sponsor, and frequently asked questions regarding First Nations’ eligibility and application process.
FDPIR Nutrition Education Grants
United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Since 2008, FNS has been awarding funding for nutrition education projects through the Food Distribution Program Nutrition Education (FDPNE) grants. Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) and state agencies that are current FDPIR allowance holders (have a direct agreement with FNS to administer FDPIR) are eligible to apply for funds to conduct projects that provide nutrition information and services to FDPIR participants.
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Free Tribal Grant Writing Training and Resources
Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP)
This site offers Tribes a variety of downloadable resources and video lectures about the grant writing process, as well as train-the-trainer materials. Tribes may also contact AAIP for information on in-person workshops.
CDC Grant Writing Resources for Tribes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site provides information on CDC funding opportunities for Tribes and Tribal Organizations along with tips and resources for the grant writing process.
CDC Success Stories Portal
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Success Stories Application is a free, online tool to help you share the story of how your funding is used and why your work matters. Features include professionally designed templates and free photos, as well as guidance on how to adapt your story for a variety of audiences, from partners to funders. Visit the Success Stories Library for inspiration and to view examples of what other communities are doing to make healthy living easier!
Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program
United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
In FY 2020 and FY 2021, NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The purpose of the CFP is to support the development of projects with a one-time infusion of federal dollars to make such projects self-sustaining. CFPs are designed to create community-based food projects with objectives, activities and outcomes that are in alignment with Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) primary goals. The purpose of a Planning Project (PP) is to complete a plan toward the improvement of community food security in keeping with the primary goals of the CFPCGP. PPs are to focus on a defined community and describe in detail the activities and outcomes of the planning project.
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Urban Agriculture Grants and Engagement Opportunities
United States Department of Agriculture Office, of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production
This grant opportunity is offering approximately $3.9 million in fiscal year 2020 in grants and cooperative agreements to nonprofit organizations, local governments, tribal governments, and schools.

Urban agriculture generally refers to the cultivation, processing and distribution of agricultural products in urban and suburban settings, including things like vertical production, warehouse farms, community gardens, rooftop farms, hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic facilities, and other innovations.


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USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) facilitated the development of this Sharing Gallery. Materials placed here do not reflect the policies of FNS, and FNS does not conduct thorough reviews of materials submitted for placement here.