Sacramento, Calif., (January 22, 2018) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Office of Farm to Fork is currently accepting proposals for the California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP), 2018 CNIP Expansion. CNIP encourages the purchase and consumption of healthy, California grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts by nutrition benefit clients.
CDFA is seeking project proposals from qualified entities to distribute incentives at Certified Farmers’ Markets and/or small businesses (retail stores, Community Supported Agriculture, and farm stands) throughout California. Incentives should be available to CalFresh, WIC, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, and/or CalWORKs shoppers using their benefits to purchase California grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and/or nuts. Participants should be able to receive the incentive at the time of purchase. Projects that reach underserved populations, particularly communities where a large proportion of the population is eligible for CalFresh and communities with high rates of diet-related disease, will be prioritized. This is a competitive process. The California Nutrition Incentive Program was established by Assembly Bill 1321 (Chapter 442, Statutes of 2015).
Applications must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than Thursday February 22, 2018, 5:00 P.M. PST. Further information on the grant program, including timeline and application criteria, are available at: http://cafarmtofork.com/cnip_2018Expansion.html