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CDFA accepting proposals for California Nutrition Incentive Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) is currently accepting proposals for the 2022 California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP). The intent of this request for proposals (RFP) is to solicit project proposals that CDFA-F2F may combine into … Continue reading

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CDFA announces new funding to help nutrition program participants with purchases of California-grown produce

SACRAMENTO, March 22, 2022 – CDFA’s California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) has announced seven projects selected to receive $750,000 in total grant awards to facilitate the purchase of California-grown fruit and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets by shoppers using the … Continue reading

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Showcasing the work of CDFA’s Inspection Services Division

CDFA’s Inspection Services Division has released its Annual Report for 2021 (Fiscal year ’20-’21). The report gives an overview of programs within the Inspection Services Division (ISD), as well as information about boards and committees; a fiscal year summary; and … Continue reading

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CDFA accepting proposals for expansion of California Nutrition Incentive Program for WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market nutrition programs

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) announces it is currently accepting proposals for a 2022 California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) expansion for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition programs. … Continue reading

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Farm to School Month — CDFA receives $60 million budget appropriation for grants

October is National Farm to School Month and CDFA joins thousands of schools, early care and education sites, farms, communities and organizations across the country in celebrating food education, school gardens, and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Adding to the … Continue reading

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Federal grant to support nutrition incentives at California farmers’ markets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute for Food and Agriculture has awarded the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) a Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program COVID Relief and Response (GusCRR) grant of $6,325,464 to support low-income shoppers … Continue reading

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Beneficiaries of CDFA’s California Nutrition Incentive Program report lower levels of food insecurity

California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) beneficiaries report lower levels of food insecurity, greater ability to consume fruits and vegetables, and overwhelmingly positive appreciation for the program. This is according to an evaluation by the University of California Agriculture and Natural … Continue reading

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Did you know farmers also benefit from California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP)?

Did you know the California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) helps increase sales for California farmers at participating Certified Farmers’ Markets and small businesses? CNIP is a program that doubles the amount that nutrition benefit clients (those utilizing CalFresh, formerly known … Continue reading

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California Nutrition Incentive Program expands to WIC farmers’ markets – new grantees announced

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announces four projects have been selected to receive $300,000 in total grant awards as part of the California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Expansion. The four grantees will … Continue reading

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