Training to Apply for Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development or Community Food Projects Grants

August Trainings and Webinars for Community Food Projects (CFP) Applicants and Grantees and
Beginning Farmer & Rancher Development Grant Program (BFRDP) Applicants
Budget and Matching Funds for BFRDP Applicants: 8/15/2017, 1pmEST
Intro to CFP for Potential Applicants: 8/23/2017, 1pm EST

CFP Grant Training Workshop (LA): 8/3/2017, 10am-4pm
Project Development Training (MN): 8/9/2017, 10am-1pm
Read more below…


Budget and Matching Funds for BFRDP Applicants Webinar
August 15, 2017, 1pm EST

New Entry and our partner, Allison Goin, will present another webinar in our BFRDP webinar series for potential applicants. This webinar will dive into the budget and match requirement for the BFRDP grant application. Please attend to learn about the requirements and important tips for preparing your proposed project budget and identifying sources of match. More information & registration:

Intro to CFP for Potential Applicants Webinar
August 23, 2017, 1pm EST
Led by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project staff, this webinar will provide an overview on the USDA’s Community Food Projects grant program, including program goals, applicant eligibility, the importance of community engagement, the matching requirement, the application process, and indicators of success.
More information & registration:


CFP Grant Training
Los Angeles – August 3, 2017
Led by author and former Executive Director of the Community Food Security Coalition, Andy Fisher, this one day workshop is designed to help community-based groups working in underserved neighborhoods understand how to develop successful grant proposals and projects for the USDA Community Food Projects Grants program (CFP). This event is co-sponsored by New Entry and Community Services Unlimited Inc.

If you are developing or expanding a food-oriented business in the Los Angeles area and are interested in perhaps developing a proposal for this program, please sign up ASAP, as spaces are limited for this FREE workshop (lunch included). Please note that even if you may not apply to this program, the workshop will be useful in general development of a successful funding proposal.

Location: CSU’s Paul Robeson Center, 6569 South Vermont, LA, CA 90044


Solving Community Food Problems with Federal Funding and Partnerships:
A workshop and networking lunch on building successful collaborations for USDA Community Food Project Grants
Minneapolis, MN; August 9, 2017, 10am – 1pm

Now is the time to start planning for your Fall 2017 application to the Community Food Projects grant program! Join us for this unique opportunity to brainstorm creative, collaborative solutions to the problems facing our own community food system, and to take the first steps towards securing federal funding for that work. We will review the most important factors to consider during this process, and share tips for ensuring successful applications and projects.

Presented by Program Design Consultant Allison Goin, this workshop will take place from 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis. Click here for more details and registration.

View New Entry’s upcoming webinars and trainings for CFP:

View New Entry’s BFRDP information page:


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