Friday, July 17, 2015

Local Foods, Local Places Program Application Period Now Open

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity announces the application period for round two of the Local Food Local Places program is now open through 11:59 ET Sept. 15. 

This initiative provides direct technical support to local communities to help boost economic opportunities for local farmers and businesses; improve access to healthy local foods; and create walkable, healthy and economically vibrant neighborhoods. A team of agricultural, transportation, public health, environmental and regional economic experts work directly with local communities to spur local economic growth and improve the quality of life for all residents.

To learn more about the program, eligibility and how to apply, see the attached press release and links below:

http://www2.epa.gov/smart-growth/forms/local-foods-local-places-2015-2016-application

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/07/01/tapping-economic-potential-local-food-through-local-foods-local-places

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