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    CURRENT MEMBER-ONLY FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

    *To be eligible for any Meals on Wheels America funding, your program must be an active Member
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    OTHER NATIONAL GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

    AoA/ACL: INNOVATIONS IN NUTRITION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

    The Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), is in search of innovative practices that advance the aging network towards evidenced based practices that enhance the quality and effectiveness of nutrition services programs or outcomes.

    Examples, include but are not limited to service products that:

    • Appeal to caregivers (such as web-based ordering systems and carryout food products);
    • Increase involvement of volunteers (such as retired chefs);
    • Consider eating habits and choice (such as variable meal times, salad bars, or more fresh fruits and vegetables); and
    • Incorporate new service models (testing variations and hybrid strategies).

    The deadline for submitting your grant application is August 7, 2017.
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    C&S WHOLESALE GROCERS MINI GRANTS

    In order to promote positive change in communities and to develop relationships with local nonprofit organizations, C&S Wholesale Grocers offers the following mini grants:

    • Cash up to $1,000
      For projects and programs that improve the quality of  life in communities and neighborhoods that help people and effect important local issues.
    • Cash up to $500
      For local special events to raise funds and awareness for local causes and organizations, or for community celebrations.
    • Modest amounts of food/products
      For nonprofits to use for special events, celebrations, or fund raising purposes. 
    • Printing Services (available for groups located in VT and NH only)

    The deadline for these grants is the first of each month. Printing applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

    Please note that there are geographic restrictions for this opportunity. Find out whether your program is eligible before applying here
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    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) COMMUNITY FACILITIES DIRECT LOAN & GRANT PROGRAM

    This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas.  An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.

    Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and/or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.  Relevant examples of essential community facilities include:

    • Community support services such as community centers (senior centers)
    • Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses

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