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To apply for a grant, select an "Apply Today" button below. On the next page, you will be prompted to log in or create a profile. After you log in, select the "NFEF Grants" tab from the "My Information" menu on the top, left side of the screen. Please note, a limited number of grants are available.

Disaster Relief Grant

The Disaster Relief Grant will be awarded to ANFP members who reside or work in a federally declared disaster area and have been unable to pay their dues and/or certification fees for the 2021 year. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and will cover membership dues and certification fees for 2021-22. Disasters must be federally declared and must have occurred during ANFP's annual dues season: June 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021.

Applications for this grant will be accepted through November 30, 2021. 

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Hormel Health Labs Student Grant

Hormel Health Labs

The Hormel Health Labs Student Grant will be awarded to students accepted into (or currently enrolled in) an ANFP-Approved Training Program. The grant recipients will receive up to $601 to cover tuition and fees and a credit of $399 to cover the CDM Credentialing Exam registration fees. To sit for the exam, the recipient must register for and complete the exam in accordance with CBDM policy. To learn more, visit www.CBDMonline.org.

Membership with ANFP is not required to apply for this grant.

Application Opens: September 1, 2021
Application Closes: November 30, 2021
Grants & Awards Committee Decision Date: December 31, 2021

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Performance Foodservice CDM Credentialing Exam Preparation Grant

Performance Foodservice

The Performance Foodservice CDM Credentialing Exam Preparation Grant will be awarded to students pursuing the CDM®, CFPP® credential. This grant covers the cost of CDM Credentialing Exam study materials up to $225. If selected for this grant, the recipient will have 90 days from the award notification date to complete the exam study material purchase.

Membership with ANFP is not required to apply for this grant. If you are not selected for this grant, you may re-apply for the next Performance Foodservice CDM Credentialing Exam Grant, which will be available on December 1, 2021.

Application Opens: September 1, 2021
Application Closes: November 30, 2021
Grants & Awards Committee Decision Date: December 31, 2021

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Winter CDM Credentialing Exam Grant

The CDM Credentialing Exam Grant will be awarded in the form of a $399 credit and will be set up in the recipient's online account at www.ANFPonline.org. If selected, the recipient will have 90 days from the award notification date to complete the exam registration process, including meeting all eligibility requirements. Once CBDM approved via e-mail notification, the recipient must register for and complete the exam (with PSI) within 90 days of the notification.

Membership with ANFP is not required to apply for this grant. If you are not selected for this grant, you may re-apply for the next CDM Credentialing Exam Grant, which will be available on December 1, 2021.

Application Opens: September 1, 2021
Application Closes: November 30, 2021
Grants & Awards Committee Decision Date: December 31, 2021

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NFEF Grant Recipients

NFEF is proud to have provided grants over the last three years to individuals from the following states (shown in red):




How to Apply for an NFEF Grant

View the tutorial video below to learn the step-by-step process to apply for a grant.