U.S. EPA has announced a new round of technical assistance under its Local Foods, Local Places Program. The application deadline is September 15, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
Local Foods, Local Places will provide direct technical support to selected communities. A team of experts will help community members develop action plans that use local foods to support healthy families and communities and to drive downtown and neighborhood revitalization. The assistance process features a community workshop that brings people together to develop shared goals and steps to achieve them.
Representatives of communities (including neighborhoods or main street districts) anywhere in the United States are eligible to apply. Applications from communities that are economically challenged and in the early phases of their efforts to promote local foods and community revitalization are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to communities in federally designated Promise Zones or USDA StrikeForce counties.
For more information and a link to the application, visit http://www2.epa.gov/smart-growth/local-foods-local-places.