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Federal nutrition policies are vital in providing low-income families with access to food and eliminating hunger around the country. However, there are still several barriers preventing families from accessing key programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
RWJF is funding new research to build evidence on the barriers faced by low-income families with young children when it comes to obtaining nutrition support benefits.
Academic institutions, public entities and private nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies, and for-profit organizations are all encouraged to apply for this funding opportunity.
There will be 10 awards granted, ranging from $50,000 to $500,000.