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Funding Opportunity Number:
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Aug 09, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Aug 09, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Food and Nutrition
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Community Food Projects
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Only non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are eligible to submit an application. Eligible NGOs must be:
(1) Experienced in working with targeted entities – Federal agencies, States, political subdivisions, and other non-governmental organizations – and in organizing workshops that demonstrate programs to targeted entities;
(2) Experienced in identifying programs that effectively address food security and community problems, including loss of farms and ranches, rural poverty, welfare dependency, hunger, the need for job training, and the need for self-sufficiency by individuals and communities, that can be implemented by other targeted entities;
(3) Experienced in, and capable of receiving information from and communicating with targeted entities throughout the United States; and
(4) Experienced in operating a national information clearinghouse that addresses one or more of the community problems described in item (2) above.
Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project. An applicant’s failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of an application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The Food Security Learning Center should be designed to create and maintain a national, web-based clearinghouse of information on community food security concerns and common community problems related to the underlying causes of hunger and poverty, including the loss of farms and ranches, rural poverty, welfare dependency, hunger, food access issues, the need for job training, and the need for self-sufficiency by individuals and communities. The FSLC will: operate a national information clearinghouse on innovative means, including Community Food Projects, for addressing food security and common community problems in the areas outlined above; provide information and guidance to other targeted entities on innovative programs that offer constructive, community-based or grassroots solutions to hunger, community food insecurity, and poverty; and contribute in-kind resources toward implementation of the grant.