SPARKS – The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) is accepting applications for funding from community organizations and public entities working to address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NDA has $2.88 million in available funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, set aside specifically to support community food response projects that address food insecurity throughout Nevada.
Applicants are encouraged to submit project applications that use innovative distribution models, complement existing food assistance resources, promote safe food assistance during the pandemic, provide food to underserved and/or vulnerable populations, and develop lasting partnerships.
Funding applications are due to the NDA via email on by 5 p.m. June 17, 2020, and the request for applications (RFA) is online. Applicants may partner with for-profit businesses to support and submit project proposals, but funds will only be awarded to nonprofit community organizations and public entities.
The anticipated award start date is July 1, 2020. Full application requirements, including a scoring rubric and federal Coronavirus Relief Fund guidance, can be found online.