11-30-18 Healthy Food System Weekly Update

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Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving filled with good, nutritious and relatively healthy food. Sounds like a Farm Bill deal is coming (like winter?) that includes Senate SNAP provisions. Also highlighting 10.30.18 The Guardian: 'It's not fair, not right': How America Treats its Black Farmers about Louisiana sugarcane farming. Thanks to Quinton Robinson for sharing it.

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Farm Bill / Congress

Relevant Food & Sustainable Ag News

Funding Opportunities

  • Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America has opened their grant program application; priority for Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin territory. Deadline Nov. 30
  • FoodShot Global is awarding up to $10 million in equity, up to $20 million in debt, and $525,000 in prize funding for innovations in soil health.  Deadline is December 1.
  • Community Food Strategies's micro-grant program for NC food councils/networks. Deadline Dec. 17
  • RAFI-USA 2019 Agricultural Reinvestment Fund grant program. Deadline Jan. 4
  • 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. 
  • NEW Natural Capital Investment Fund has launched RESEED Recovery Fund for farmers and value-added producers affected by hurricanes Florence or Matthew. 


  • The Food Research and Action Center and the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign are submitting comments about how the Department of Homeland Security's proposed "public charge" rule would increase rates of hunger and food insecurity among immigrant families. Read how to get involved here
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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