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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies to Promote the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables

Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) - Nutrition Incentive Program


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
CFDA Number: 10.331
Funding or PIN Number: USDA-NIFA-FINI-009750
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/04/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and government agencies to assess programs and activities related to health and nutrition. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at the point of purchase among income-eligible consumers participating in the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The GusNIP Nutrition Incentive Program presents the opportunity to bring together stakeholders from various parts of the food and healthcare systems to foster an understanding of how they might improve the health and nutrition status of participating households. NIFA requests applications for the GusNIP Nutrition Incentive Program from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands, in addition to income-eligible consumers participating in the USDA Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) in Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.

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NIFA encourages pursuing these priorities through the application of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in collaboration and consultation with Tribal Nations and Indigenous Peoples if consistent with the above goals and priorities. Furthermore, NIFA also encourages applicants to highlight proposed project plans that emphasize food and nutrition security, nutritional quality, environmental stewardship (e.g., food loss and waste, climate), culturally sensitive food and/or food practices, and economic and social equity.

Additionally, NIFA encourages projects that address the following:

  1. Serve underrepresented communities, such as tribal communities, communities of color, LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, Veterans, rural and remote communities, insular areas, or communities with residents predominantly living under the Federal poverty line and/or
  2. Serve underrepresented geographies, such as Alaska, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Connecticut, Delaware, Guam, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vermont, and Wyoming. 

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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applications may only be submitted by government agencies and non-profit organizations. Award recipients may sub-award to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

Pre-Proposal Conference
NIFA is hosting two webinars that focus on the fiscal year 2023 GusNIP Nutrition Incentive Program Request for Applications (RFA). The webinars will cover general program guidelines, matching guidelines, SNAP/NAP policy, GusNIP NTAE Center’s Nutrition Incentive Hub free one-on-one support, and the required core firm-level and participant-level metrics. Please register for one (or both) of the webinars here:

- March 6, 2023, 2:30 - 3:30 PM EST (1:30 - 3:30 PM CST)
- Register here:

- March 16, 2023, at 4:30 PM EST, 11:30 AM Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, 10:30 AM Samoa Standard Time, and 7:30 AM Chamorro Standard Time.
- Register here:

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Pre-Application Information
The application deadline is Thursday, May 4, 2023. Applications must be submitted through

This year's program requires all applicants to have a 2023 RFA consultation session of approximately 1 hour with the GusNIP Nutrition Incentive Program Training, Technical Assistance, Evaluation, and Information Center’s (GusNIP NTAE Center’s) Nutrition Incentive Hub for free one-on-one support and to review common mistakes.

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Additional Funding Information

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Estimated Size of Grant
$1,000 - $15,000,000

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