02-08-19 Healthy Food System Weekly Update

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Happy Friday! Perhaps this week's most intriguing development is the Green New Deal release and how it might effect food policy. Here's a look from 2.7.19 Civil Eats: What the New Green Deal Means for the Food on Your Plate. Lots more below. Enjoy! :) 

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NEWS

Farm Bill / Congress

Relevant Food & Sustainable Ag News

Funding Opportunities

  • HFFI Grant Program. $1.8 million available to support eligible fresh food retail in underserved areas. 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. 
  • The Conservation Fund's Resourceful Communities Program is accepting applications for the Creating New Economies Fund grant. Deadline Feb. 18 
  • Farmers Advocating for Organic (FAFO) is a farmer-funded grant program; awards between $5K - $50K. Deadline March 1
  • NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is accepting grant applications to support agricultural communities. Deadline March 8
  • RWJ Foundation: Funding for communities and organizations addressing health and climate solutions. Letter of intent due Feb 8 and application is due April 3.

EVENTS & ACTIONS

Action! 

The Food Research and Action Center is collecting public comments for the federal register on the USDA proposed rule that would enforce stricter work requirements for SNAP beneficiaries. Find out more and contribute by April 2nd.

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

OF INTEREST

Job Opportunities Research Education and Development Opportunities 
That's All Folks!
David Beck, Policy & Media Director
Self-Help Credit Union & affiliates
301 W Main St Durham NC 27701
david.beck@self-help.org, 919-956-4495
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