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From the organizers:

Successful community food security projects need strong cross-sector partnerships and funding.  Please join the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and New Entry Sustainable Farming Project for a workshop on how to grow support for food systems change through collaboration and federal funding.

During the workshop, you’ll work with other organizations from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas to explore elements of successful and productive partnerships and how to align efforts for collective action.  A panel of funders will share information about their investment and partnerships for food systems change. Finally, you’ll learn how an organization can most effectively win a USDA Community Food Projects Competitive Grant (CFP). CFP supports innovative food access projects in the US, helping communities work toward food security and self-reliance. In previous years these funds have provided upwards of $400,000 for groups working on multi-year projects that improve food access in their communities, with a strong emphasis on cross-sectoral partnerships.

Please circulate through your networks to others who may be interested.

Register here by AUGUST 9th.

Space is limited. Registration is free.

Financial assistance for travel and lodging is available.

Questions? Contact: Karen Bassarab at [email protected] or 410-223-1708.


  • Financial support is available but limited. Tell us if you need support when you apply.
  • Snacks and beverages will be provided on Wednesday.
  • A casual reception will follow the workshop on Wednesday. Location TBD
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Thursday.

This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across our network so as to maximize all of our impact, we routinely post events that we ourselves are not hosting. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact event organizers rather than ASAN.

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