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Making Grants Ours: Colonial Origins of Federal Grants and Strategies on How to Subvert Them

Making Grants Ours: Colonial Origins of Federal Grants and Strategies to Subvert Them

Does it feel like lots of federal and foundation grants look like they should be perfect for your initiative at first glance, but when you dig into the guidelines and application process, they feel inaccessible or even impossible? Many of the USDA grant applications that food systems organizations seek today
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Donation Station Cultivation 101: An Innovative Program to Support Food Security

Donation Station Cultivation 101: An Innovative Program to Support Food Security

FSLN members Reggie Morrow, Susie Huser, and Maribeth Saleem-Tanner with Community Food Initiatives share their innovative program for developing the local economy, supporting local farmers, and alleviating food insecurity that combines purchasing, gleaning, and collecting donations. For every $1 donated at farmers markets and produce auctions, CFI purchases 1 lb
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Value Chain Coordination as a Tool for Building Racial Equity in Food Systems

Racial Equity and Value Chain Coordination

Join the Value Chain Coordination Community of Practice for an exploration of what it means to build a practice and understanding of value chain coordination that fosters anti-racism and racial equity. In this conversation, we explore how value chain coordinators can create more equity and fairness in the food system
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LFPA Strategy, Recommendation, and Model Share

Learn more about USDA’s $400m investment in resilient food systems

State governments can now apply for Cooperative Agreements to buy locally produced food to supply communities facing food insecurity. Application deadline has been extended to May 6th! In December 2021, USDA announced a new program, the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (that's a mouthful, so we'll call it
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"Building Community Food Webs" Author Talk

“Building Community Food Webs” Author Talk

"Community food webs have to be unique to each place. We can learn from each other but each food web has to express the unique place where it comes from. If it doesn't build on the unique assets of that place its not going to survive." Ken Meter explores his
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Making Sense of the Regional Food Systems Partnership Grant

Making Sense of Regional Food Systems Partnership Grant

Members of the USDA RFSP grants team, current grantees from Alaska and New Mexico, and a RFSP former grant reviewer discuss this new USDA grant opportunity, its priorities and defining characteristics, and explore what it takes to create collaborative partnerships, impactful projects, and successful proposals. The USDA Regional Food Systems
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A Conversation Exploring How to Create More Equitable & Anti-Racist Food Systems

FSLN Network Weavers Talk Anti-Racism in the Food Movement

Centering Equity & Anti-Racism in the Food Movement: A Reflective Conversation Amongst Food Systems Leaders In 2020, the Food Systems Leadership Network partnered with five FSLN members as Network Weavers to build connections between members and strengthen the network's impact towards advancing systems change. During our time together, Weavers hosted
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Building the Pipeline: Finance and Funding for Impact

Building the Pipeline: Finance and Funding for Impact

We explore new approaches to financing the systems change in partnership with anchor institutions In this third and final webinar in our series leading up to the launch of our Institutional Investment Accelerator program, we will focus on the pivotal role financing plays in building strong local, sustainable, and equitable
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Building the Pipeline: University Procurement

Building the Pipeline: University Procurement

What's the role of universities in developing sustainable, regional food systems that build community wealth? In this second webinar in our series on institutional investment, we are focusing on the role that institutions of higher education play. Colleges and universities have unique opportunities and face specific challenges in shifting their
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Direct to Consumer Innovations in Response to COVID

Direct to Consumer Innovations in Response to COVID

How did local food businesses and orgs respond to COVID and keep feeding their communities? When COVID hit, local food organizations were faced with both a challenge - institutional and retail sales drying up – and an opportunity – a burgeoning market of consumers looking for new, safe ways to
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Building the Pipeline: Exploring Anchors in Resilient Communities

Building the Pipeline: Exploring Anchors in Resilient Communities

Dive deep into a creative approach to partnering with institutions to drive community economic development In this series, we will explore creative strategies for leveraging institutional investments in local food supply chains. Many hospitals, universities, and others have made purchasing commitments that line up with their values. We will look
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