May 3, 2019 - Community Food Projects Webinar

Intro to Community Food Projects: Lessons from Grantees

New Entry and our partners are presenting a webinar for those interested in learning more about the USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program.


What: Intro to Community Food Projects - Lessons from Grantees
When: Friday, May 3, 2019 - 1pm EST
Where: Click here to view the recording

Presenters & Additional Info:
Interested in learning more about the Community Food Projects grant program, or finding out whether your organization is ready to apply? This webinar presents a dialogue with CFP grantees from across the country with diverse projects about their lessons learned and tips for CFP applicants. (This webinar is for those with low to moderate knowledge of CFP.)

We will cover such topics as

  • finding and documenting matching funds;
  • gaining community involvement in your project;
  • building evaluation into the outset of the project;
  • what does a food system orientation look like in your work;
  • how important is economic development to your efforts; and
  • how to make your project more financially sustainable to honor the one time infusion of federal dollars.

Jeanette Abi-Nader, Executive Director, City Schoolyard Gardens in Charlottesville, VA

Christie Balch, Executive Director, Crossroads Community Food Network, Takoma Park, MD

Neelam Sharma, Executive Director, Community Services Unlimited, in Los Angeles, CA

Michelle Horovitz, Executive Director, Appetite for Change in Minneapolis, MN


Hosted by Andy Fisher, cofounder of the Community Food Security Coalition, and Kristen Irvin, New Entry's National Technical Assistance Coordinator

Please share widely!

The FY19 Request for Applications for the CFP grant program closes on JUNE 3, 2019.


If your organization would like assistance during the application period, New Entry can help! Please start by submitting this quick form.

Kristen Irvin
National Technical Assistance Coordinator
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project