Produce Mini Grant
Produce mini grants are offered through the Food Bank's Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) funding for Emergency Food Programs (EFP). Mini grant awards provide funding to agencies currently providing emergency food to low-income and/or food insecure residents in New York state. The grant provides emergency food programs with additional resources for the sole purpose of purchasing locally grown, fresh produce direct from farmers in their communities.
Mini grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and are limited and variable depending on the number of applications received and grants awarded. Submission of an application does not guarantee that your funding request will be granted. Funds provided through this grant can only be used on locally grown fruits and vegetables. Specific instructions are detailed in the grant guidelines.
To be eligible for a produce mini grant, an EFP must be an active Food Bank partner agency in good standing. Priority will be given to EFP sites that maintain direct relationships with local farmers, farmers markets, and cooperatives.
For 2017-2018, individual produce mini-grant awards shall not exceed $1,000.
Food Bank of Central New York reserves the right to reject applications or lower funding allocations based on requests submitted in response to this application.