CFP Applicants

For Applicants

Applying to the USDA for a Community Food Projects grant can be a challenge, but the benefits to your program and the people you serve can also be extremely valuable. New Entry and our partners are available to help you evaluate your project and provide expert advice on how to submit a high quality proposal that reflects the impactful work you do in your community.

To return to the main Community Food Projects assistance page, click here

One-on-One Technical Assistance for Applicants

To receive one-on-one technical assistance with developing and/or submitting a CFP proposal, fill out our request for assistance form.

Request for Applications

The FY2018 CFP application period closed on December 4, 2017. Join our email list to receive updates about the FY19 Request for Applications.

Informational Webinars

USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture's Community Food Projects Grantsmanship Webinar for FY2018 - Recording*

*Requires Adobe Connect

Dr. Paul Cotton, Dr. Jane Clary Loveless, Adriene Woodin, Susan Bowman, and Dr. Pascale C. Jean will present a webinar, “Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program Grantsmanship Webinar” Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. EST. The webinar can be viewed via Adobe Connect, and in room 2311, NIFA Headquarters Waterfront Centre, Washington, DC. The webinar is part of the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition Seminar Series.

Past webinars - Recordings available here

Upcoming webinars available here

Our Webinar Topics:

  • Overview of using and the application process
  • Evaluation for Community Food Projects Applications
  • Understanding the Community Food Projects Grant Program for Nevada nonprofits
  • Community Food Projects - Planning & Community Engagment Strategies
  • Logic Models as a Comprehensive Tool for Attaining Programmatic Success
  • Sustaining your Program after Community Food Projects Funding
  • Whole Measures for Community Food Projects

Planning Successful Community-Based Food Projects

Originally created by Hugh Joseph and Barbara Rusmore for the Community Food Security Coalition, the updated version of this guide offers concrete advice, definitions, and a road map to planning a successful Community Food Project. Download the guide here.

Community Food Projects Guides

Community Food Projects FY 2018 Grant Writing Guide - A comprehensive guide to serve as a supplement to the RFA

Planning Grant FY 2018 Guide - A guide specifically for organizations interested in apply for the CFP planning grant. 

Electrictronic Submissions Guide and FY2018 Advisory - A guide that walks through the process of submitting grants through

A few additional notes on the CFP application process