Grant Recipients & Funded Projects
Government and non-profit organizations are working to enhance local efforts to address child poverty and hunger with the help of funding from the Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center. The Center awarded 17 grants, ranging from more than $50,000 to almost $100,000, to select organizations implementing creative strategies for improving collaboration among the USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs and other nutrition assistance programs. As a part of the grant, the awardees completed a community needs assessment in their target counties to better identify existing barriers to program participation. The results of the needs assessment were used to develop creative strategies to improve access to nutrition assistance for families and children based on the needs of the community. The awardees are working with community coalitions to implement these strategies. Grant recipients and their targeted counties are listed below.
For more information about the organizations’ funded projects, click on each grant recipient.
- Auburn University - Alabama Cooperative Extension System in Marengo County, Alabama
- West Alabama Area Health Education Center in Sumter County, Alabama
- The Family Center Food Bank of the Delta in Phillips County, Arkansas
- East Arkansas Enterprise Community in St. Francis County, Arkansas
- Crisp County Community Council in Crisp County, Georgia
- Clinton County Community Foundation in Clinton County, Kentucky
- Fulton County Schools in Fulton County, Kentucky
- PreK-12 and Beyond in Madison County, Louisiana
- Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity Inc. in Sharkey, Issaquena, Humphreys and Yazoo, Mississippi*
- Whiteville City Schools in Columbus County, North Carolina
- Action Pathways (Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina) in Robeson County, North Carolina
- The Chickasaw Nation in Johnston County, Oklahoma
- Center for Community and Economic Development Inc. in Colleton County, South Carolina
- Summit School District No. 54-6 in Roberts County, South Dakota
- The University of Tennessee in Johnson County, Tennessee
- The University of Tennessee and Northwest TN Economic Development Council in Lake County, Tennessee
- Texas Hunger Initiative; Baylor University in Starr, Cameron and Hildago Counties, Texas
*Note: This organization was unable to continue with the RCPNC-funded grant due to internal organizational challenges.