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Programs that Address Food Insecurity

Texas Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (TxLFPA)

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)

Conf. Date:

07/07/22

Deadline Date:

08/11/22 11:59 PM CDT

Description:

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Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations, food banks, and community organizations for programs that enhance the state's food supply chain. Funding is intended to promote and strengthen market opportunities for local agricultural producers. Priority is given to assisting socially disadvantaged producers to increase products distributed to underserved communities. In addition, TDA aims to tailor food distribution for unique local challenges to serve the State's population and feeding programs, including food banks and other organizations that target underserved communities.

Funding through the TxLFPA will allow new relationships to be formed between vendors (small farmers and food manufacturers) and the grant recipients. Besides immediate sale impacts, it is anticipated that vendors will expand their brand awareness, not just with the entity purchasing their food products, but also with the end consumer who may continue to seek them out in the future, providing longer-term economic impact to the businesses. 

Goals:

  • Support and strengthen the local and regional food system by building and enhancing relationships between community organizations and food businesses.
  • Support food distribution through new distribution sites to meet the population’s diverse cultural preferences in underserved communities.
  • Track metrics, evaluate results, and share program performance information with interested audiences to increase opportunities for sustainability.
  • Procure culturally relevant food for the diverse communities in Texas. 

The expectation of this program is for selected applicants to spend the predominance of awarded funds on food purchases. Food purchases can include both fresh and processed foods. Applicants may also request direct and indirect costs associated with developing and administering the program in accordance with 2 CFR § 200.413-414.

All food purchased must meet the definition of domestically produced as well as the definition of local as defined here: https://www.texasagriculture.gov/Portals/0/Publications/ER/TxLFPA/2022%20TxLFPA%20RFGA%20Final.pdf#page=4

Funds may also be used to cover the activities associated with program development, administration, food storage, and food distribution. Applications submitted to TDA by non-profit/community organizations must detail both how they will target underserved communities that are not generally served through traditional food distribution networks and also describe their plan for connecting with new socially disadvantaged producers and food manufacturers.

For a list of eligible expenses, see: https://www.texasagriculture.gov/Portals/0/Publications/ER/TxLFPA/2022%20TxLFPA%20RFGA%20Final.pdf#page=11

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 203723

Term of Contract:

- Anticipated Start Date: September 15, 2022
- End Date of Project: May 31, 2024

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible entities are non-profits, food banks, and food distribution chains, and other social service organizations whose headquarters are in the State of Texas and/or the principal place of operation must be in Texas.

Before grant agreement execution, the awarded Grant Recipient must be registered to do business in the State of Texas.

For a list of ineligible expenses, see: https://www.texasagriculture.gov/Portals/0/Publications/ER/TxLFPA/2022%20TxLFPA%20RFGA%20Final.pdf#page=10

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-award conference call will be held on July 7, 2022.

Email the funding source to register.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by Thursday, August 11, 2022, by 11:59 pm Central Daylight Time (CDT).

The applicant organization must have a user account to access the TxLFPA Program application. This must be done 48-72 hours prior to submitting an application.

The anticipated award date is in August.

Selected grant projects, if any, under this RFGA will receive funding on a cost-reimbursement basis. Funds will not be given in advance to Grant Recipients. Grant Recipients must have the financial capacity to pay for all project costs upfront.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online: https://tda-go.intelligrants.com/

Contacts:

Sylvia Garrett
Contracted Grants Manager - Primary Contact
Phone: (512) 463-8215
Email: Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov

Mindy Fryer
Director, Contract and Grants
Phone: (512) 463-6908
Email: Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov

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