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Cultivating Change Grant Program

Grants to USA and Canada Farmers to Improve
Environmental Impact, Safety, and Availability of Produce

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greener Fields Together

Deadline Date:

12/15/19 11:59 PM PST

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to USA and Canada small and medium-sized farmers and aggregators to implement sustainability practices that will improve environmental impact and ensure the availability and safety of produce in the market. Funding is intended to help local farms upgrade operations, invest in food safety, and implement sustainable technology.

Grants are available in three categories:

Wholesale Readiness:

  • Delivery Transportation
  • Marketing
  • Infrastructure Expansions
  • Planting, Harvesting, and Equipment
  • Packaging

Sustainability:

  • Organic Certification
  • Waste Reduction
  • Water Re-use System
  • Soil Quality Improvements
  • Energy Improvements

Food Safety:

  • Traceability
  • Continuing Food Safety education
  • Record-Keeping Software
  • Water Testing/Sanitation
  • GAP Improvements

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160732

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$70,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will be awarded in three independent categories. The top prize in each category will be $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility requirements for Non-Greener Fields Together local farms:
- Must be in operation in 2019
- Making no more than $100m in annual sales
- At least 50% of business made of of produce production or aggregation
- Must receive a written nomination from a PRO*ACT local purveyor that does or plants t do business with you in the future
- Located in the U.S. or Canada

All Greener Fields Together local farm partners are automatically eligible to participate.

Pre-Application Information:

The application period is October 1, 2019, to December 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM PST.

Expert panel Review will be between December 17, 2019, and January 10, 2020.

All applicants, regardless of status, will be notified of the decision by email by January 21st, 2020.

Eligibility: http://cultivatingchange.org/eligibility/
Rules: http://cultivatingchange.org/rules/
About Cultivating Change: http://cultivatingchange.org/about/
Greener Fields Together: http://www.greenerfieldstogether.org/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: http://cultivatingchange.org/sign-up/

Contact Form: http://cultivatingchange.org/contact-us/

Greener Fields Together
40 Ragsdale Drive Suite 200
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 658-1907
info@greenerfieldstogether.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon