Upcoming CFP Trainings and Webinars

Upcoming Trainings and Webinars for Community Food Projects


Intro to CFP for Potential Applicants Webinar - August 23, 2017 at 1:00pm EST

Led by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project staff, this webinar will provide an overview on the USDA's Community Food Projects grant program, including program goals, applicant eligibility, the importance of community engagement, the matching requirement, the application process, and indicators of success. More information and a link to register will be posted soon.


The Fundamentals of Facilitation (NYC - July 12 & August 17, 2017)

A Free Professional Development Training for Community Food Systems Practitioners in the NYC area

Participants will build skills in participatory group facilitation by learning and practicing tactics to engage community partners, lead effective and worthwhile discussions, facilitate sustainable planning and management decisions, and navigate disagreements.

The 1 day course will be offered on two separate dates and in two separate venues: (Up to 30 people can attend each date)

- July 12, 9-5pm: Brooklyn Commons (388 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217)
- August 17th, 9-5pm: International Rescue Committee (122 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168)

Click here to learn more and register for this event.

CFP Training Workshop (Los Angeles - August 3, 2017, 10am-4pm)

Led by author and former Executive Director of the Community Food Security Coalition, Andy Fisher, this one day workshop is designed to help community-based groups working in underserved neighborhoods understand how to develop successful grant proposals and projects for the USDA Community Food Projects Grants program (CFP). This event is co-sponsored by New Entry and Community Services Unlimited Inc.

If you are developing or expanding a food-oriented business in the Los Angeles area and are interested in perhaps developing a proposal for this program, please sign up ASAP, as spaces are limited for this FREE workshop (lunch included). Please note that even if you may not apply to this program, the workshop will be useful in general development of a successful funding proposal. 

Location: CSU's Paul Robeson Center, 6569 South Vermont,  LA, CA  90044

Click here to register.

Project Development Training (MN; August 9, 2017,  10am-1pm)

Led by the Minnesota Food Association and Program Design Consultant Allison Goin, this workshop will focus on how to put together a successful CFP project, from identifying project ideas, to putting together a feasible budget, to evaluation, and more.

Location: The Birchwood Cafe, Minneapolis, MN

More details and a link to register will be posted soon.