#FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants in October 2017

Which federal grants posted this fall have received the most views? These 5 grants alone generated over 19,000 views in the first 26 days of October.

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#5 – Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program – USDA

In FY 2018, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP).

The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service.


#4 – Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) – HHS

The purpose of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) one-year funding opportunity is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing funding to accredited schools of nursing to offer loans to students in advanced education nursing degree programs who are committed to become nurse faculty.

In exchange for full-time, post-graduation employment as nurse faculty, the program authorizes cancelation of up to 85 percent of any such loan (plus interest thereon).


#3 – Innovations in Feed the Future Monitoring and Evaluation – USAID

This funding opportunity from the Bureau for Food Security (BFS) invites applications for funding from qualified U.S. and non-U.S., non-profit or for-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations to carry out activities that develop, test, or apply innovative methods for monitoring or evaluating Feed the Future/Global Food Security Strategy activities or programs.


#2 – FY 18 Farm to School Grant – USDA

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended Section 18 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) to establish a Farm to School Program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools.

To fulfill the farm to school mandate in the HHFKA, $5 million is provided to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on an annual basis to support grants, technical assistance, and the Federal administrative costs related to USDA’s Farm to School Program.


#1 – Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program – HHS

The HRSA Outreach Program is a community-based grant program aimed towards promoting rural health care services by enhancing health care delivery in rural communities. Outreach projects focus on the improvement of access to services, strategies for adapting to changes in the health care environment, and overall enrichment of the respective community’s health. Through a consortia of local health care and social service providers, rural communities can develop innovative approaches to challenges related to their specific health needs.

9 thoughts on “#FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants in October 2017

  1. I have a Q, I am looking into getting certified as a nutritionist what are my chances to get a grant to pursue this goal? I don’t belong to any organizations is there a problem with that? Thanks you!


  2. I’m in Ghana in Africa and I need a grant to do farming to feed poor people. Please assist on which funding I can access.


  3. Are there any specific grant programs available for those hoping to improve the availability of fruits and vegetable production in food deserts. Specifically, are there grants for small-scale urban farming that focuses on nutrition for low income and inner-city areas?


  4. hi i was trying to start a small business and i was trying to see what kind of grant can i get to start one


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