The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) seeks additional partners to address agriculture product inventory and distribution needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Nevada community organizations, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to submit project applications that will increase access to fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and other agricultural products grown or raised in Nevada.
Project proposals should also benefit Nevada agricultural producers, allow for inventory data to be uploaded and updated, and facilitate aggregation and distribution options for products, including delivery options.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides funding to states to address the various impacts of the pandemic. There is $400,000 set aside to support inventory and distribution solutions for Nevada agriculture products.
This is the second round of request for applications for the CARES Inventory and Distribution Systems for Nevada Agriculture Produce and Products. Two projects were funded in round 1 to help address COVID-19 impacts to food systems through December.
Applications must be submitted to the NDA via email by 5 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2020.
Full application requirements, including a scoring rubric and federal Coronavirus Relief Fund guidance, can be found online.