Small food retailers and small family farmers will soon be able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 to expand access to healthy food in low income and underserved areas of the state. The Small Food Business Recovery & Resilience Grant, offered by the Community Food Access program at the Colorado Department of Agriculture, will start accepting applications tomorrow.
Community Food Access Program
Colorado nonprofits encouraged to submit proposals on outreach to food insecure communities across the state
Colorado is famous for our juicy peaches, nutritious beef, nourishing potatoes, and many other agricultural products that can fill a plate any time of year.
Colorado Nonprofits Encouraged to Submit Proposals to Promote and Support CDA’s Community Food Access Program
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is soliciting proposals from non-profit organizations with established community connections in areas of Colorado that lack access to fresh, healthy food. The Request For Proposals is asking organizations to present a plan on how to conduct regional outreach on behalf of CDA’s new Community Food Access program. These nonprofit contractors will be tasked with promoting opportunities for small food retailers and small family farms offered through the Community Food Access program and provide technical assistance to grant applicants.
Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg has approved the selection of six inaugural members to serve on the Community Food Access Grant Advisory Committee that will help establish rules on how to disburse approximately $6 million in grants to lower prices for and increase access to healthy food in underserved areas of the state by supporting small food retailers and small family farms.
Members Needed for New Grant Advisory Committee Distributing Funding to Improve Healthy Food Access Across Colorado
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is recruiting members to form the Small Food Business Recovery and Resilience Grant Advisory Committee. The Grant Advisory Committee will help develop grant materials, qualifying criteria, and assist in the award process of approximately $6 million in non-competitive grants to improve availability of local, fresh food in areas of Colorado that lack access currently.