Food Security Learning Center

The Food Security Learning Center should be designed to create and maintain a national, web-based clearinghouse of information on community food security concerns and common community problems related to the underlying causes of hunger and poverty, including the loss of farms and ranches, rural poverty,

welfare dependency, hunger, food access issues, the need for job training, and the need for self-sufficiency by individuals and communities.

The FSLC will:
operate a national information clearinghouse on innovative means, including Community Food Projects, for addressing food security and common community problems in the areas outlined above; provide information and guidance to other targeted entities on innovative programs that offer constructive, community-based or grassroots solutions to hunger, community food insecurity, and poverty; and contribute in-kind resources toward implementation of the grant.
Related Programs

Community Food Projects

Department of Agriculture

Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Estimated Funding: $200,000

Who's Eligible

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories


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Food Security Learning Center

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Only non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are eligible to submit an application.

Eligible NGOs must be: (1) Experienced in working with targeted entities – Federal agencies, States, political subdivisions, and other non-governmental organizations – and in organizing workshops that demonstrate programs to targeted entities; (2) Experienced in identifying programs that effectively address food security and community problems, including loss of farms and ranches, rural poverty, welfare dependency, hunger, the need for job training, and the need for self-sufficiency by individuals and communities, that can be implemented by other targeted entities; (3) Experienced in, and capable of receiving information from and communicating with targeted entities throughout the United States; and (4) Experienced in operating a national information clearinghouse that addresses one or more of the community problems described in item (2) above.

Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

An applicant’s failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of an application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, even though an application may be reviewed, will preclude NIFA from making an award.

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