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Federal Nutrition Innovations Funding Opportunity

The Administration for Community Living has announced the following Funding Opportunity: 

Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services - Research


This FOA includes two project approaches. Applicants select one project model to implement:

  • Project Model A: Demonstrate Congregate Meal Program Impact on Nutrition, Socialization, Health, and Well-being Outcomes.
  • Project Model B: Evaluate and Sustain Effective, Non-Traditional Senior Nutrition Program Delivery Models.

Proposals create partnerships between universities, tribal colleges and universities, or other research organizations in collaboration with aging services organizations to test innovative programs or practices for the senior nutrition program.

Time Period: 60-month project period    
Award Ceiling: $600,000 per year
Required Match: 25%

Questions about either funding opportunity should be directed to Ms. Judy Simon.

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