Changes to Our Network Support Funds Program
Please read on to review some changes happening to the Network Support Funds program for this fiscal year 2023-2024. Below is a summary:
There will be one application round for Capacity Building Grants with an application deadline of January 19th, 2024.
NSF granting priorities continue to focus on projects working to end or reduce hunger. We have provided more targeted examples of Rapid Response and Capacity Building Grant projects to support the identification of eligible projects for grant consideration. NSF also continues to prioritize the following priority equity constituencies who are disproportionately impacted by food insecurity: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); immigrants and refugees; people who are transgender, gender non-conforming and LGBTQIA2S+; and single moms and caregivers.
Partner Agencies can be considered for both Rapid Response and Capacity Building Grants this fiscal year. Regional Food Banks are still eligible for multiple Rapid Response and Capacity Building Grants.
Unlike previous years, only community organizations working towards becoming a Partner Agency will be considered for Network Support Funds.
We are working to streamline our Rapid Response grant approval process to reduce our current turnaround time of 4-6 weeks.
More detailed information is provided in the NSF Guidelines for Granting document and on OFB Portals. Please review the attached guidelines document for more in-depth requirements and application information on both our Rapid Response and Capacity Building grants.
We will be hosting an information session on Tuesday October 17th, 2023 from 11:00am - 12:00pm to provide an overview of these changes and answer any questions you might have. To attend, please follow this link. This meeting will be recorded for those not able to attend.
If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please reply to this email or reach out to email@example.com.