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Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program


Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP, formerly FINI), Deadline: June 10, 2019

Created in the 2014 Farm Bill (and subsequently renamed in the 2018 Farm Bill), the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentives Program (GusNIP) is a competitive grant program that supports projects that increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by low-income consumers participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Eligible projects must provide cash incentives at the point of purchase. Eligible entities include government agencies and non-profit organizations including agricultural cooperatives, farmers markets, community-supported agriculture programs (CSAs), SNAP-authorized retailers, emergency feeding organizations, community health organizations, and economic development corporations.

NIFA has announced the availability of $41 million for GusNIP projects for FY 2019. Applications must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov.  For more information on FINI (GusNIP’s predecessor program), see NSAC’s Grassroots Guide.