12-21-18 Healthy Food System Weekly Update

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Happy Friday! Farm Bill signed and now USDA going after SNAP via regulation. Here's CBPP's 12.20.18 statement.  More news below. We're going to take off the next couple of weeks for the holidays! I hope everyone's 2018 has been wonderful and here's looking to 2019! 

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Farm Bill / Congress

Relevant Food & Sustainable Ag News

Funding Opportunities

  • RAFI-USA 2019 Agricultural Reinvestment Fund grant program. Deadline Jan. 4
  • The FruitGuys Community Fund is now accepting applications for small sustainable farms. Letter of intent due Jan. 11
  • HFFI Grant Program. $1.8 million available to support eligible fresh food retail in underserved areas. Register for 12.13.18 and 1.8.19 webinars here. Application deadline is 2.14.19. 
  • Natural Capital Investment Fund has launched RESEED Recovery Fund for farmers and value-added producers affected by hurricanes Florence or Matthew. 
  • NEW RWJ Foundation: Funding for communities and organizations addressing health and climate solutions. Letter of intent due Feb 8 and application is due April 3.


Action! Event Highlight Additional Events Find more events on our national events calendar. If you have events you'd like added, please email Hannah.quigley@self-help.org


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