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LFWF GRANTS PROGRAM

Information and application

 

ABOUT THE  LFWF GRANT

The LFWF Grant is awarded annually in the amount of $3000.00 to an individual or business that exemplifies the LFWF mission of connectivity and growth in local foods. The aim of the grant is to help bridge gaps in the local food systems by providing awardees a means by which to start or continue projects that they'd be unable to otherwise due to high risk, lack of resources, or need of education. We encourage interested persons involved in any of the local food sectors with to apply. 

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Involvement: Interested persons should either currently have involvement with the local food system or plan to initiate involvement through the grant. This includes farmers and ranchers, chefs, bakers and butchers, food retailers, organizers of farmers markets or community gardens, food entrepreneurs, etc.

  2. Project Explanation Page: Explain (approx. 500-750 words) projects details. This includes: project team, project goals, project needs (resources? education?), & project time frame. Please answer why you feel this project helps foster growth both for your local food business or group.

  3. Project Budget Page
    Please identify how the grant will be applied. Additionally, list any materials needed for the project and approximate cost associated with each. 

  4. Interview: Short interview of the top three applicants will be conducted by the grant panel.

  5. Project Report: If awarded, a in-person interim check-in will be conducted by a member of the board. A final presentation of the project achievements is due approximately a year from award date. A member of the board will work with awardee to determine the best format for reporting. 

TO APPLY

  • Grant submissions are accepted between Oct 15 and Nov 30 annually.

  • Include, along with the project explanation listed in requirements, contact information including name, address, contact phone and email, business website. Please also attach a resume and short cover letter.

  • Submissions can be mailed to: PO BOX 2357 Salina, KS 67402-2357 or emailed to: localfoodworksfoundation@gmail.com

AWARD PROCESS

  • We are eager to receive your submission! if you have any questions please give a call or email us with any inquiries.

  • After the Nov 30 deadline, a panel will review the applications. Following, interviews of the final 3 candidates will be conducted by the panel. Final decisions will be reached by Dec 15. 

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