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The Pollination Project
Grants available to support grassroots community food projects.

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Local Foods, Local Places helps communities create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant neighborhoods through the development of local food systems. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.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.

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. This is not a grant program.

Local Foods, Local Places home page:

Deadline to apply is September 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM

Source: Garden of E.D.E.N, Foodlink, Rochester, NY

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