The California Department of Food and Agriculture is currently accepting proposals for the 2022 California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP). This program supports shoppers using nutrition benefits such as CalFresh (Food stamps) by providing matching funds for every dollar spent on California - grown fruits and vegetables at participating sites, including certified farmers’ markets, CSAs, farm stands and small corner stores. CNIP incentives enable benefit recipients to purchase nutritious, locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables for their families while supporting California farmers. Applications must be submitted by email to, by 6 p.m. on May 16, 2022. Further information on the grant program, including the RFP, timeline and application criteria are available here .