Funding Opportunities

UKCPR and Feeding America Release RFP

Date of RFP Announcement: April 26, 2016

Due Date for Requested Letter of Intent: May 25, 2016

Due Date for Applications: June 30, 2016

Feeding America, in cooperation with The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), will competitively award grants to qualified individuals to provide rigorous research that utilizes Map the Meal Gap (MMG) to expand our understanding of (a) the geographic distribution of food insecurity and its consequences and (b) locally-focused policy interventions that can be used to alleviate food insecurity. All projects must use one or more years of data from MMG. This may be supplemented with data from other sources, including the county-level price indices compiled by Nielsen and other data available at the county or congressional-district level. We anticipate awarding up to three grants at a maximum award ceiling of  $30,000 each. This opportunity is generously underwritten by The Howard G. Buffett Foundation.  For a direct link to the RFP, please click here

UKCPR and USDA Release Second New RFP

Date of RFP Announcement:  January 12, 2016
Due Date for Requested Letter of Intent: February 12, 2016
Due Date for Applications: March 31, 2016

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), in cooperation with the Economic Research Service (ERS), will competitively award grants to qualified individuals and institutions to provide rigorous research that utilizes the FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey to expand our understanding of household food behaviors and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program including (1) the issues of benefit adequacy, diet quality, cost of a healthy diet, and food security, and (2) the role of the local food environment and other geographic factors.  In addition to the FoodAPS data, geographically linked data on the local food environment and food prices compiled as part of the FoodAPS Geography Component (FoodAPS-GC) are available for awardees. It is anticipated that about 3 grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded.

To view the full RFP, please click here.

UKCPR Releases New RFP

Date of RFP Announcement:  December 8, 2015
Due Date for Requested Letter of Intent: January 21, 2016
Due Date for Applications: March 3, 2016

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), in cooperation with the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will competitively award grants to qualified individuals and institutions to provide rigorous research that utilizes data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The funded grants will expand our understanding of (1) the interaction between adult mental and physical health and household food insecurity, (2) SNAP on the health of both family caretaker and children, and (3) food insecurity on health and the possible mediating role of SNAP. It is anticipated that 4 grants of up to $75,000 each will be awarded.  For a direct link to the RFP, please click here