Funding Opportunity: FoodAPS Research Initiative

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), in cooperation with the Economic Research Service (ERS), will competitively award grants to qualified individuals and institutions to provide rigorous research that utilizes the FoodAPS National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey to expand our understanding of household food behaviors and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program including (1) 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. 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) are available for awardees.

It is anticipated that about 3 grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded.

Due Date for Requested Letter of Intent: February 12, 2016

Proposals are due March 31, 2016. The full RFP “FoodAPS Research

Initiative: Understanding SNAP, Food Security, and Geographic Factors in Food Purchase and Acquisition Decisions” is available at:

Please direct questions to FoodAPS Research Initiative at