Notice of Request for Proposal: Nutrition Incentive Matching Fund
May 10, 2022
For more information contact: Genna Cherichello at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The State of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is seeking proposals from a Maine-based organization that supports local food producers, local food production, or low-income individuals in receiving food and nutrition assistance. This organization will use funds received to provide incentives to federal food and nutrition assistance program participants to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables and to support outreach for and administration of programs that offer nutrition incentives to participants of federal food and nutrition assistance programs.
This RFP results from LD 691, An Act to Support Farms and Address Food Insecurity, which established a one-time sum of $25,000 for this work in FY 2022-2023. LD 691 directs the Department to select and contract with an organization or organizations based in the State that supports local food producers, local food production, or low-income individuals in receiving food and nutrition assistance. The Department will prioritize making awards to (an) organization(s):
- with a demonstrated history of incentivizing the use of federal food and nutrition assistance programs to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables; or
- that demonstrates the ability to leverage the proceeds to match or receive additional funds from local, state, federal, or private sources.
A copy of the RFP, as well as the Q&A Summary and all amendments related to this RFP, can be obtained at the Division of Procurement Services website.
- Submit proposals via email to: Proposals@maine.gov.
For more information about RFP #202204065, Nutrition Incentive Matching Fund, as well as the RFP process, visit the Division of Procurement Services website.