Presentation on theme: "Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center (The Center) Elizabeth Tuckermanty, Ph.D."— Presentation transcript:
Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center (The Center) Elizabeth Tuckermanty, Ph.D.
Purpose of The Center Increase access to healthy affordable food to underserved communities; and Collect, develop and provide technical assistance and information to small and medium sized agricultural producers, food wholesalers and retailers, school and other individuals and entities regarding: a. Best practices; b. Availability of assistance for aggregating, storing, processing and marketing locally produced agricultural products; and c. Increasing the availability of locally produced products in underserved communities.
How Will The Center Work? Through a grant to a non-profit entity, sub- grants will be awarded to: a. Carry out feasibility studies to establish businesses to increase access to healthy affordable foods, including locally produced agricultural products, to underserved communities; and b. Establish and assist enterprises that process, distribute, aggregate, store, and market healthy affordable foods.
Eligible for Sub-grants Non-profit organizations Cooperatives Commercial Entities Agricultural Producers Academic Institutions Individuals Other entities as the Secretary designates
Funding Priorities Benefit underserved communities, which are defined as, an urban or rural community (or an Indian tribe) that has: a. Limited access to affordable, healthy foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables; b. A high incidence of a diet-related disease (including obesity) as compared to the national average; c. A high rate of hunger or food insecurity; or d. Severe or persistent poverty. Develop market opportunities for small and mid-sized farm and ranch operations.
Funding and Grant Requirements $ 1 million dollars available in FY 09 – FY 11. Anticipated award will be a continuing grant based on good performance by the grantee. Overhead is limited to 10%. Annual report to the Secretary describing the activities carried out in the preceding fiscal year: a. Description of technical assistance provided by the Center; b. Total number and a description of the sub-grants provided; c. Complete listing of cases in which the activities of The Center have resulted in increased access to healthy, affordable foods, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, particularly for school-aged children and individuals in low income communities; and d. A determination of whether the activities identified are sustained during the years following the initial provision of technical assistance and sub-grants.
Critical Dates for The Center November 2008 – Announcement in Federal Register March 2009 – RFA Release May 2009 – Deadline Date
Comments or Questions Elizabeth Tuckermanty firstname.lastname@example.org 202/205.0241 Katrena R. Hanks email@example.com 202/401.5286
FY 09 Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program
Community Food Projects 2009 5 million dollar program Private Non-profit organizations eligible $10,000-300,000 for one to three years
Community Food Projects 2009 Requires a one-time infusion of Federal assistance to become self-sustaining Dollar for dollar match required
Community Food Projects 2009 Meets the food needs of low-income people Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for their own food needs Promote comprehensive responses to local food, farm and nutrition issues; or
Community Food Projects 2009 Develop linkages between two or more sectors Support the development of entrepreneurial projects Develop innovative linkages between non- profit and for profit sectors
Community Food Projects 2009 Meet specific State, local, or neighborhood food and agricultural needs for: Infrastructure improvement and development Planning and long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income
Community Food Projects 2009 Changes: CFPCGP projects should focus on “underserved” audiences.
Community Food Projects 2009 Underserved community is an urban, rural or an Indian tribe community that has: limited access to affordable, healthy foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables; a high incidence of a diet-related disease (obesity) as compared to the national average; a high rate of hunger or food insecurity; or severe or persistent poverty
Community Food Projects 2009 Application Process –Email notification list Send a request to: –firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com –firstname.lastname@example.org –Electronic Process www.grants.gov