Administrative Publication No. (AP-071) 28 pp

June 2016

Request for Applications for Competitive Grant Award To Establish a USDA RIDGE Center for Food and Nutrition Assistance Research

USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS), in collaboration with USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), invites applications for a competitively awarded grant to establish a research center to administer the Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Program. ERS anticipates that $600,000 will be awarded in fiscal year 2016 to support this activity. This publication describes the RIDGE Center responsibilities and application requirements. The deadline for submission of applications is August 1, 2016.

Keywords: Food assistance programs, nutrition, economic incentives, grants, application, SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, child nutrition, WIC Program, food security

In this publication...