All awarded programs must:
The goal of this program is to support projects that address critical gaps in nutrition security and diet-related health challenges for children and families in underserved communities by offering nutritious food and education access services through pediatric healthcare providers. Health challenges often have complex, multifaceted root causes and are impacted by various social determinants, and therefore require innovative and flexible solutions.
The FY24 Food as Medicine Program is intended to encourage healthcare provider partnerships with community-based organizations for program design and service delivery, particularly those with a grassroots understanding of community health and food access needs as well as food assistance services operational expertise. The healthcare provider partner must serve as the lead applicant and may only submit one grant application; however, community-based organizations can be named as co-applicants on multiple applications, with the assumption that they will maintain a commitment to all projects selected for funding.
For program priorities see https://montgomerycountymd.gov/ogm/Resources/Files/OutgoingGrants/FY24-Food-as-Medicine-Program-NOFO.pdf#page=6.
Estimated Total Program Funding: