The purpose of Farm to Food Bank Projects is to (a) reduce food waste at the agricultural production, processing, or distribution level through the donation of food, (b) provide food to individuals in need, and (c) build relationships between agricultural producers, processors, and distributors and emergency feeding organizations through the donation of food.
Since 2008, FNS has been awarding funding for nutrition education projects through the FDPNE grants each fiscal year. Indian Tribal Organizations 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.
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.
The purpose of this memo is to allocate funding for Farm to Food Bank Projects in FY 2023.
Overview of TEFAP Reach and Resiliency grant opportunity.
FNS awarded $39,419,932 in round one TEFAP Reach and Resiliency grants to 38 TEFAP state agencies.
Webinar on TEFAP Reach and Resiliency Grants overview and how to apply for funding.
TEFAP Reach and Resiliency Overview of Grant Initiative webinar recording.
Allowability of Participant Payments and Contributions for Foods Donated by the USDA and/or Non-USDA Sources
This memorandum clarifies FNS regulations and policies regarding the allowability of requiring payment and soliciting contributions (i.e., "payments" or "pay") in exchange for foods from FNS program participants.
Per CSFP regulations, participants are prohibited from receiving CSFP benefits and WIC benefits at the same time. However, there is no prohibition against simultaneous participation in CSFP and other FNS programs including but not limited to SNAP, TEFAP, and the SFMNP, provided the eligibility requirements for these programs are met.