NOFA-VT is a member of Wholesome Wave’s National Nutrition Incentive Network
In early 2015, Wholesome Wave received a $3.77 million grant from the USDA for the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program, within which NOFA-VT was a subgrantee. With the required matching funds from Wholesome Wave and partners, this represents a $7.4 million commitment to improving affordable healthy food access for SNAP consumers. This three-year grant will support the expansion of Wholesome Wave’s national network of nutrition incentive programs, which benefits SNAP consumers, small & mid-sized farm businesses and local economies. Wholesome Wave’s grant will also fund the first ever Randomized Control Trial evaluation of nutrition incentives to test and evaluate the effectiveness of different incentive levels and non-monetary incentives on SNAP consumers’ purchase and consumption of fruits and vegetables.