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The Environmental Protection Agency invites communities interested in revitalizing neighborhoods by developing local food systems to apply for technical assistance from Local Foods, Local Places.

Local Foods, Local Places supports projects that:

  1. Create livable, walkable, and economically vibrant main streets and mixed-use neighborhoods. 
  2. Boost economic opportunities for local farmers and main street businesses.
  3. Improve access to healthy, local food, especially among disadvantaged populations.

Eligible applicants include local governments, Indian tribes, and nonprofit institutions and organizations proposing to work in a neighborhood, town, or city of any size anywhere in the United States. Communities with projects located in federally designated Opportunity Zones will receive special consideration. Highest consideration will be given to those communities who can identify how Local Foods, Local Places assistance will leverage the Opportunity Zone designation to support implementation of the resulting action plan.

Complete application instructions are here. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 30, 2019.