About the Pilot

NAFSN is conducting a CARAT Pilot throughout 2024 in partnership with the Food and Agrarian group at Indiana University. 

Our objective: is to learn from the collective experiences of community-based CARAT lead facilitators and their collaborators to:

* support communities to fully complete CARAT audits;

* create a CARAT facilitation training for national release;

* improve the CARAT tool based on pilot user input;

* strengthen CARAT's accessibility for all communities. 

Contact us if you're interested in learning more.

Participating Organizations

These organizations are supporting local lead facilitators to guide full CARAT audits of their communities this year.

Hilltop Towns of Western Massachusetts

Frederick County, Maryland


Santa Clara County, California

Southwest Indiana
Erie County, Pennsylvania

Hillsborough County, Florida

Atlantic County, New Jersey
South Coast, Massachusetts
Northeastern North Carolina
King County, Washington

Southeast Iowa