Applications are now open for the Jefferson County Food System Grant Program to support Jefferson County’s long-term food security and collective impact efforts.
Donor Name: Jefferson County
County: Jefferson County (CO)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/28/2022
Grant Size: up to $300,000
Grant Duration: 1 year 7 months
Jefferson County is committed to fostering a local food system that ensures equitable access to nutritious, locally produced food that reflects cultural preferences. This will be achieved through supporting Jefferson County farmers, investing in food systems infrastructure, improving organizational community engagement, commitment to racial and social equity, and striving for strong collaboration among organizations and communities. Community based food justice organizations must be connected with meaningful resources, including funding, training, technical assistance, and tools for building organizational resilience. This grant opportunity is a one-time funding event to invest $1,700,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into Jefferson County’s long-term food security and collective impact efforts. This program will be primarily administered and coordinated by the Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) food systems team and the County Rescue Team (ARPA).
- Jefferson County has allocated $1,700,000 in funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to invest in food security efforts. The total amount available for all grant awards is up to $1,600,000. Funding will be awarded in amounts up to $300,000 (no minimum). Funding awards will be based upon type of project, service area, and the strength of alignment with this RFA.
- Funding requests may cover a maximum period of December 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024.
The following types of entities are eligible to apply:
- Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit or government equivalent. Eligible applicants must be recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3), government equivalent, or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity.
- Small food and/or farmer business with a recent history of supporting the Jefferson County food system, including small- and mid-sized producers, such as intermediaries, as well as sourcing, processing, packaging and distribution entities.
- Businesses must be licensed by the Secretary of State doing business in Colorado.
For more information, visit Jefferson County.