Eight Grants to Improve Nutrition and Food Security

No matter the burgeoning issues facing our society, issues involving food security and better nutrition seem to return to the forefront. Whether it’s low-income students in school eligible for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch, a family suffering from unemployment or underemployment, or famine affecting countries or even a continent, improving nutrition and food security for all affected is a neverending task. Here are eight nationwide – seven in the U.S. and one in Canada – grants available on GrantWatch that address the issue:

1) Cooperative agreements to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and its territories to enable farmers to accept payments through nutrition programs. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to help farmers obtain approval and implement the appropriate technology to accept SNAP benefits through online transactions. Deadline: 8/23/21

2) Grants to U.S. and Puerto Rico nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools and libraries in eligible locations for food security programs. Interested applicants are required to contact staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support food pantries, soup kitchens, and other programs that provide access to healthy food for the hungry. Funds may also be used for educational projects focusing on nutrition and healthy eating. Deadline: 8/31/21

3) Grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations for hunger-related programs benefiting residents in areas in which the funding source operates. Funding is intended to support initiatives to feed the hungry as well as to provide nutrition education. Applications will be accepted from eligible locations in Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Deadline: 9/15/21

4) Grants of up to $10,000 to Canada PreK-12 public schools to enhance school meal programs throughout the country. The purpose of the program is to assist schools that operate existing meal programs in providing a range of tasty, high-quality meals with increased nutritional value. Funding is intended for the purchase of food and consumable supplies for daily school food programs. Deadline: 9/30/21

5) Grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations and grassroots groups for programs that supply organic food to populations facing food insecurity. Funding priorities include increasing access to healthy, organic food choices and providing communities in need with organic meals and food. Deadline: 9/30/21

6) Grants to nonprofit organizations and public governmental institutions in the U.S. and its territories, including IHEs for research projects related to the health and nutrition of young children. Applicants must submit a brief summary of the project prior to submitting a full proposal. Priority is given to projects whose primary beneficiaries are young children from birth to three years of age. Deadline: 2/15/22

7) Grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations for programs to encourage nutritious eating and reduce food insecurity. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Focus areas include nutrition, food safety and hunger. The goal of the grant program is to improve availability and access to healthier food and to build people’s confidence to select, prepare, and serve healthier food. Deadline: Ongoing

8) Grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations for community-based programs related to food and nutrition. Priority is given to organizations with projects that affect and occur in or near communities where the funding source has a business presence. For initiatives other than special events, a letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full application. Focus areas include food access, nutrition education, cooking skills, healthy and active lifestyles, and select urban agricultural programs that have a clear community focus and develop entrepreneurial skills to help individuals participate in the farm-to-fork economy. Deadline: Ongoing

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