Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

Posted: December 28, 2020

Deadline: May 4, 2021

Grantor: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Additional Information

Community Food Projects are intended to bring together stakeholders from the distinct parts of the food system and to foster understanding of national food security trends and how they might improve local food systems. Communities that are partially or fully located in Opportunity Zones are particularly encouraged to apply.

In FY 2021, the CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants: Community Food Projects (CFP) and 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.

Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities are eligible to receive a CFP or PP award.

Program Contact
For more information, please contact Lisa Jahns, Biological Science Specialist, at

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