Funding Friday: Federal Grants Supporting Nutrition

This week’s edition of #FundingFriday highlights federal programs supporting food and nutrition.

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School Nutrition Training Grant for Allied Professional Organizations

  • Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
  • Closing Date: January 28, 2019
  • School Nutrition Training Grant for AlliedProfessional Organizations funds will assist allied professional organizations in planning, developing, promoting, delivering, and evaluating a workforce development and training initiative to provide skills-based training and technical assistance for school nutrition professionals to strengthen school meals program operators’ competencies, knowledge, and skills within one or more of the eight (8) key functional areas.

Diabetes Research Centers (P30)

  • Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
  • Closing Date: June 20, 2019
  • This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Diabetes Research Centers that are designed to support and enhance the national research effort in diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic diseases. Diabetes Research Centers support two primary research-related activities: Research Core services and a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program. All activities pursued by Diabetes Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness, and multidisciplinary nature of research in Diabetes Research Center topic areas. The NIDDK Diabetes Research Centers program in 2018 consists of 16 Centers each located at outstanding research institutions with documented programs of excellence in diabetes-related research.

Farm to School Grant

  • Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
  • Closing Date: December 04, 2018
  • Section 18 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) established a Farm to School program in order to assist eligible entities, (schools, school districts, agricultural producers, Indian tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, state agencies and local agencies), through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.

State and Territory Produce Safety Implementation Program Expansion for Entrance into Competition B of PAR-16-137 (U18)

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration
  • Multiple Closing Dates: December 15, 2018, March 1, 2019, March 1, 2020
  • To minimize the risk of serious adverse health consequences or death from consumption of contaminated produce, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce, meaning fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. FDA established these standards as part of the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. To achieve the realities contemplated by this new legislation, a new level of cooperation between Federal, State, and Territorial regulatory and food safety produce entities is required. FDA recognizes that State and Territory regulatory and food safety agencies may wish to align their produce regulatory authority and practices to reflect the modernized aspects of the FDA Produce Safety Rule. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to advance efforts for a nationally integrated food safety system through the planning, establishment, and/or enhancement of State and Territory Produce Safety Programs that encourage the safe production of fresh fruits and vegetables and to promote understanding and compliance with the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule.

3 thoughts on “Funding Friday: Federal Grants Supporting Nutrition

  1. I am not sure what kind grant might be there for my husband and myself but I’m hoping praying there is Something. We are recovering addicts in a very high drug area I am going to college online after 32 years my husband got a new good job 35 min from where we live now. We NEED HELP TO MOVE. I DONT KNOW THE PROPER STEPS TO TAKE

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    1. Hello Mr. and Mrs. Coburn- Congratulations on your many accomplishments – your ongoing recovery, starting college and your husband’s new job. I don’t know if anyone from grants.gov returned your email…but it is not likely that this would be the source for grants to help individuals with basic needs – including moving costs. The site is about grants to organizations. It is more likely that a local nonprofit or faith based organization would be able to help with moving. I don’t know where you live, but where I am, organizations like Catholic Charities or the Salvation Army sometimes help, or Community Action Agencies. Any of these might be able to help you, or tell you where you might be able to find help to move. They frequently have social service programs to help people in your situation. In my work in recovery programs we tried to help people make those changes, like finding housing or work. We didn’t necessarily provide funds, but linked people to organizations that could. In a high drug area, there might be programs that try to help folks get back on their feet. You may have already explored those programs. Also, if you have 2-1-1 Call Center access in your state, they might be able to refer you to support. I wish you the very best in all that you are doing….Jennie from San Francisco

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