The USDA recently released the Request for Applications for the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentives Program (formerly the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive, now expanded and given permanent mandatory funding by the 2018 Farm bill). A total of $41 million are available to support three types of projects:
- SNAP Incentives – use of SNAP benefits for local fresh produce at farmers’ markets, CSAs, and local groceries.
- Produce Prescription Programs – fresh produce to help low-income families prevent or treat diet-related health conditions.
- Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation and Information Centers
Application deadline is June 10. For more information, including link to the full RFA, visit http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/41million-fy2019-gusnip-food-access/.