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Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program

Grants for Food Banks and Emergency
Food & Nutrition Assistance Services

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New York State Department of Health

Deadline Date:

02/14/11 4:30 PM


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Grants totaling more than $29 million to provide emergency food and nutrition services to populations in need of food assistance in New York Sate. The purpose of this funding is to ensure that emergency food services are maintained in New York State. The objectives for this funding are to make safe and nutritious food and food resources accessible and available, develop and provide nutrition and health education programs, monitor needs and issues related to food security, and empower people to increase their independence from food relief organizations.

Funding will support two types of Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) contracts: Service Projects (Direct Service, Food Recovery, and Resource/Grant Distribution) and Food Bank Projects.

Organizations that receive an award will provide direct services, free of charge, to Emergency Food Relief Organizations (EFROs: food pantries and soup kitchens) and/or people in need of food assistance, and offer nutrition support services to the target populations in the most cost-effective manner.

Service Projects:
Direct Service Projects - client choice food pantry, soup kitchens, and special nutrition initiatives
Food Recovery Projects - gleaning, prepared food recovery, perishable food recovery
Resource/Grant Distribution Projects - Type A Projects (provide funding to any emergency food relief organization within defined geographic area), Type B Projects (provide funding to emergency food relief organizations in their network)

Food Bank Projects: projects will provide food distribution and nutrition support services to Emergency Food Relief Organizations (EFROs). Food Banks will perform project activities, but may also request funding for other innovative projects that enhance nutrition-related support to needy populations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 124271

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Term of Contract:

up to 5 years


  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have a minimum budget of $100,000.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Deadline for Conference Registration: December 31, 2010
The Department requests that potential applicants register for this conference by emailing: .Failure to attend the Applicant Conference will not preclude the submission of an application.

NYC - January 4, 2011
Buffalo - January 13, 2011
Albany - January 18, 2011

Pre-Application Information:

Questions are due by January 21, 2011. Questions of a technical nature can be addressed in writing or via telephone by calling Kathy Headley at (518) 402-7392.

Submit substantive questions in writing or via email to:
Kathy Headley
Health Program Administrator
Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program
Riverview Center
150 Broadway, Fl 6 West
Albany, NY 12204

Updates to RFA will be posted by January 28, 2011.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Kathy Headley
Health Program Administrator
New York State Department of Health
Division of Nutrition
Bureau of Nutrition Risk Reduction
Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program
Riverview Center
150 Broadway, 6th Floor West
Albany, NY 12204-2719

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA# 1003220225

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York