The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program grants are designed to provide funding incentives or financial inducement that will increase the purchase and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Examples include double dollars and other programs that increase healthy vegetable and fruit access. The program has five project types: Pilot Projects, GusNIP Projects, GusNIP Large Scale Projects, Produce Prescription Projects, and Nutrition Incentive Program Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation, and Information Centers. To apply for more than a pilot project, an organization must have experience with an incentive program. Priority will be given to projects that maximize the share of funds used for direct incentives to participants, use direct to consumer sales marketing, have a proven record, provide local fruits and vegetables, have strong partnerships and the ability to provide service to underserved communities.
Funding Amounts: $100,000 to $8.5 million depending on project size; requires $1 for $1 match, in-kind is acceptable
Eligible Entities: Government and Non-Profits