This document was initially prepared by Hugh Joseph (Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University) for the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) and subsequently revised by Kristen Irvin in 2017 for the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. It is intended to help Community Food Projects (CFP) grant applicants understand the Planning Projects requirements and expectations, and develop appropriate submissions.
We have done our best to assure the accuracy of the information provided, including verifying information with staff of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). However, this does not represent official USDA policy, nor is it a substitute for guidelines from NIFA concerning the CFP Program. Our role is to promote the best possible submissions by applicants based on our experiences with the CFP Program and interpretations of the Request for Applications (RFA). Please use this guide only in conjunction with the Community Food Projects RFA, and consult that RFA for complete instructions for submission of a Planning Projects proposal.