Enhancing Equity in the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program



Increasing people’s access to healthy food is key to ending hunger and poor nutrition. The Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) works to boost nutrition through two grant programs: the Nutrition Incentive Program (NI) and the Produce Prescription Program.

This brief focuses on how Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can increase equity within GusNIP’s Nutrition Incentive Program (NI). It also includes public policy recommendations that apply to:

  • People: Equitable access to fruits and vegetables for underrepresented communities and geographies
  • Organizations: equitable access to funding and capacity-building services for historically underserved grant applicants
  • Future Opportunities: Further evaluation of equity within GusNIP

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