Wednesday, December 4, 2013

FoodAPS Research Initiative: Understanding SNAP, Food Security, and Geographic Factors in Food Purchase and Acquisition Decisions

Request for Proposals

Date of RFP Announcement: December 3, 2013
Due Date for Requested Letter of Intent: January 10, 2014
Due Date for Applications: February 21, 2014

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), in cooperation with the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the University of Illinois, will competitively award grants to qualified individuals and institutions to provide rigorous research that utilizes the new FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey to expand our understanding of (1) household food behaviors and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) including the issues of benefit adequacy, diet quality, cost of a healthy diet, and food security, and (2) the role of the local food environment and other geographic factors on household food purchase and acquisition decisions. In addition to the FoodAPS data, geographically linked data on the local food environment and food prices compiled as part of the FoodAPS Geography Component (FoodAPS-GC) will be available for awardees. It is anticipated that about 12 grants of up to $40,000 each will be awarded across the two topical domains.

To view the proposal click here.

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