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Rahall Announces Federal Funding for Marshall University Community Partnership for Children’s Oral Health

Sep 29, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Monday announced $150,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding for the West Virginia School Health Technical Assistance Center at Marshall University to expand school-based dental health services to more than 10,000 children in economically distressed...

Rahall Announces USDA Funding for Local Food Business Program

Sep 29, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Rep Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Monday announced $100,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding for Unlimited Future, Inc., in Huntington to market and promote locally grown foods.

Rahall Announces Federal Funding to Bolster Crime Fighting in Huntington

Sep 29, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Monday announced the Department of Justice has awarded $100,000 to the City of Huntington for the development of new crime prevention strategies.

Rahall Announces Funding to Support Law Enforcement in Fayette County

Sep 29, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Monday announced that the Oak Hill Police Department has been awarded a nearly $107,000 COPS grant to hire a new police officer.

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The Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Program:

FINI, a new Farm Bill program, brings together stakeholders from distinct parts of the food system and fosters understanding of how they might improve the nutrition and health status of SNAP households. Under FINI, applicants may propose relatively small pilot projects, multi-year community-based projects, or larger-scale multi-year projects. Funded projects will test community based strategies that could contribute to our understanding of how best to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by SNAP participants through incentives at the point of purchase, supported by effective and efficient benefit redemption technologies, that would inform future efforts.

FINI is a joint effort between NIFA and USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, which oversees SNAP and has responsibility for evaluating the impacts of the incentive projects. This solicitation combines funds for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. There will not be a solicitation in fiscal year 2015. Applications are due Dec. 15, 2014. NIFA will host a webinar for applicants on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m., EDT.

For more information, visit www.usda.gov/farmbill and http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/cfp/cfp.html.

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