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Local Foods, Local Places Grant
September 15, 2015
Local Foods, Local Places helps communities create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant neighborhoods through the development of local food systems. The program is supported by EPA, theU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), theU.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Delta Regional Authority (DRA), and the White House Rural Council.
Local Foods, Local Places aims to:
- Boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses.
- Improve access to healthy local food and promote childhood wellness.
- Create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant neighborhoods.
Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, September 15, 2015
Communities are invited to apply for technical assistance through a new round of Local Foods, Local Places. Please read this announcement first, then click here for the online application form.
Local Foods, Local Places will provide direct technical support to selected communities. A team of experts will help community members develop action plans that use local foods to support healthy families and communities and to drive downtown and neighborhood revitalization. The assistance process features a community workshop that brings people together to develop shared goals and steps to achieve them.