Local Foods, Local Places Initiative
As part of the White House Rural Council, ARC is partnering with five federal agencies on the Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) initiative to help communities integrate local food development into their community action plans. Since 2014, the initiative has provided technical support to 61 communities nationwideincluding 22 in Appalachiato:
Local Foods, Local Places is supported by ARC, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Transportation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Delta Regional Authority. ARC support helps participating Appalachian communities implement their LFLP community action plans.
Communities are selected though a competitive grant process. In January 2016, six Appalachian communities were chosen for LFLP assistance.
Local Foods, Local Places builds on the Livable Communities in Appalachia partnership to promote economic development, preserve rural lands, and increase access to locally grown food in Appalachian communities.
For more information on ARC's Local Foods, Local Places Initiative grants, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.