Monday, September 17, 2018

Apply for Local Foods, Local Places Technical Assistance to Create Healthy, Economically Vibrant Communities

Federal agency partners invite communities to apply for technical assistance to help revitalize their economy, improve health, and protect the environment. Local Foods, Local Places helps communities revitalize neighborhoods through the development of local food systems. To date, 94 communities have benefited from assistance with support from EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Delta Regional Authority, among others. In 2018, the Northern Border Regional Commission will join as a program sponsor.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include local governments, Indian tribes, and nonprofit institutions and organizations proposing to work in a neighborhood, town, or city of any size anywhere in the United States. Special consideration will be given to communities in the northern border region of Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont, and the Delta region of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 22, 2018.

How to apply: See complete application instructions at https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/local-foods-local-places-2018-2019-application.

EPA will host a webinar to explain more about the program and selection process on October 4, 2018, from 3:00-4:00 EDT. To register for the webinar, visit: https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/lflp-5/event/registration.html.

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