United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
04/29/21 5:00 PM EST
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs that encourage eligible individuals with low income to buy nutritious fruits and vegetables. New applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. The primary goal and objective of the GusNIP program is to fund and evaluate projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers participating in SNAP by providing incentives at the point of purchase.
The GusNIP grant program presents the opportunity to bring together stakeholders from various parts of the food and healthcare systems to foster understanding of how they might improve the health and nutrition status of participating households 1) receiving incentives through the purchase of fruits and vegetables, 2) prescribed fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to nutrition educational opportunities and 3) offer incentive program training and technical assistance to applicants and grantees, facilitating growth in states with low participation, and collecting and aggregating core data sets from eligible entities through a central system to capture program success and identify best practices and areas to improve on a broad scale. NIFA requests applications for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) to support and evaluate projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by providing incentives at the point of purchase through nutrition incentive grants; and to demonstrate and evaluate the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, reduced individual and household food insecurity, and reduced healthcare usage and associated costs through produce prescription grants.
For program purpose and priorities, see https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY21-GusNIP-Mand-Mod-RFA-508-V3.pdf#page=6.
There are three types of GusNIP Grants: Nutrition Incentive Grants; Produce Prescription Grants; and Cooperative Agreements (not available every year). In FY 2021, applicants may submit proposals for Nutrition Incentive Grants and Produce Prescription Grants.
For information on project types, see https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY21-GusNIP-Mand-Mod-RFA-508-V3.pdf#page=24.
For information on grant types, see https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY21-GusNIP-Mand-Mod-RFA-508-V3.pdf#page=23.
For project eligibility, see https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY21-GusNIP-Mand-Mod-RFA-508-V3.pdf#page=26.
GrantWatch ID#: 163668
- GusNIP Pilot Projects (FPP) - Maximum Award Amount: Not to Exceed approximately $100,000
- GusNIP Projects (FIP) - Maximum Award Amount: Not to Exceed approximately $500,000
- GusNIP Large Scale Projects (FLSP) - Maximum Award Amount: $500,001 or more
- Produce Prescription (PPR): Approximately $500,000 or less
- GusNIP Pilot Projects (FPP): Project Period up to one year
- GusNIP Projects (FIP): Project Period up to 4 years
- GusNIP Large Scale Projects (FLSP): Project Period up to 4 years
- Produce Prescription (PPR): Project Period up to 3 years
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