Fall Grant Opportunities

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute invites letters of interest and proposals for two fall funding opportunities:



Hmong family on farm.The Community-University Partnership Grant Program seeks to fund innovative community-university partnerships related to food, nutrition, and health. Projects should include participatory action research or other creative strategies for addressing community-identified problems by bringing together academic and community partners. Proposals should produce information that will enable a community to improve its overall health. To that end, funding may be used for traditional research projects or community-based programs that are rigorously evaluated.

****Download the Fall 2020 RFP ****

Fall 2020 Community-University Grant Program Timeline

• Request for LOIs/proposals released: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

• LOI due: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

• Invitations to submit full proposals: Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

• Full proposal due: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 (Cover sheet template can be found here)

• Awards announced: Friday, December 18th, 2020

• Funding commences (subject to change*): Monday, January 4th, 2021

• Project end date (subject to change**): Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

• Final report due: Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

* Based on grantee award acceptance date
** Based on the actual project start date


Faculty members discussing with each other_version 2The Planning Grant Program for Faculty & Community-University Partnerships supports the development of University interdisciplinary research teams or community-university research partnerships related to food, nutrition, and health. Both interdisciplinary faculty teams and community-university partnership teams are eligible to apply. Planning Grant award recipients must work towards the preparation and submission of a grant proposal to a 2021 HFHL funding cycle OR must prepare and submit a proposal to an equivalent University funding source, a major government funding source, or a private research funding source. For University faculty and/or staff and community members seeking to develop relationships, the expected outcome is that participants: develop an authentic, cohesive, equitable, and sustainable partnership toward a proposed project that utilizes participatory action research, or other creative strategies for addressing community-identified problems.

****Download the Fall 2020 Planning Grant RFP****

Fall 2020 Planning Grant Program Timeline

• Request for proposals released: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

• Planning Grant Proposal due: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

• Awards announced: Friday, December 18th, 2020

• Funding commences (subject to change*): Monday, January 4th, 2021

• Project end date (subject to change**): Friday, June 18th, 2021

• Final report due (subject to change**): Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Based on grantee award acceptance date

** Based on the actual project start date


View Fall 2018 Grantees

View Fall 2017 Grantees