The Emergency Food Program Infrastructure Grant was authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. It is a competitive grant program that provides funds to improve and expand the infrastructure needs of emergency feeding organizations (EFO) that participate in the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). There are two grant solicitations, one for EFOs that serve rural areas and one for all EFOs.
These grants will help EFOs to implement, improve, and expand their infrastructure activities and projects, including developing computerized systems for tracking time-sensitive food products; improving the distribution of perishable foods (such as fresh fruits and vegetables); rescuing prepared, unserved food; identifying donors, new EFOs, and eligible recipients; and improving facilities and equipment.
Grants will be awarded to up to $250,000. The grant application deadline is June 1, 2010. For more information please visit: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/tefap/infrastructure/General_RFA.pdf