Grant Programs

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California Nutrition Incentive Program

The California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) encourages the purchase and consumption of healthy, California-grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts by nutrition benefit clients. Housed within the Office of Farm to Fork, the program provides monetary incentives for the purchase of California grown fruits and vegetables at Certified Farmers Markets and small businesses.

CNIP provides competitive grant funding to organizations to provide incentives to nutrition benefit shoppers, support program operations and outreach.

How It Works
CNIP Funding

CNIP Grantees

WIC/Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Incentives
CalFresh Incentives

Prior CNIP Grantees

Farmers Market Nutrition Program Incentives
FINI Grant Partners (CalFresh Incentives)
CNIP Expansion Grantees (CalFresh and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Incentives)

CNIP Impact Stories

CDFA’s California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) supports shoppers using nutrition benefits such as CalFresh by empowering them to increase their consumption of fruits and vegetables at participating Certified Farmers’ Markets and retail outlets. For every benefit dollar spent, shoppers receive an additional CNIP dollar – via such things as the CNIP grantee Ecology Center’s Market Match coupons discussed in this video – that can be spent on fruits and vegetables at the market, within set parameters. CNIP benefits nutrition benefit shoppers, farmers and the local economy.
Farm Fresh LA is a program that connects urban growers to corner stores so that CalFresh shoppers can purchase affordable, locally-grown produce bundles within their community. The program leverages CNIP’s grantee, Los Angeles Food Policy Council, their relationships with multigenerational corner store owners of color, fostered through internationally recognized program, the Healthy Neighborhood Market Network.