GROWN IN DC Grant Information Session, William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library, Wednesday, 27. February 2019

This is an information session for the following grant opportunity at DSBLD. For more information on this and other grant opportunities see the DSBLD website for a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Request for Applications (RFA) available for download on from the Current Solicitations section of the DSLBD website.
Grown in DC (Healthy Food Retail Program)
The Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) is excited to announce that we are soliciting applications for Grown in DC, an initiative of the Healthy Foods Retail Program established by the District of intends to award up to five (5) grants from the $120,000 in total available funding to eligible DC-based for profit or non-profit organizations. Renewal of a portion of the funding is possible, for up to an additional two years. Applicants may prepare budget amounts between $20,000-$60,000 for consideration. Applicants may submit multiple budget proposals of varying amounts within the same grant application.
Through the Healthy Foods Retail Program, this grant is to sustainably expand access to healthy foods as detailed in the Food, Environmental, and Economic Development in the District of Columbia Act of 2010 (FEED Act) in eligible areas as outlined in DC Code 2–1212.31.
The purpose of this grant is to sustainably expand local access to healthy foods either through or with farmers markets or through or with small food retailers (including corner stores). Preference will be given to applications demonstrating hyper-local collaboration or partnerships within the eligible areas. All work must be completed within the eligible areas as defined by the FEED Act. Organizations based outside of the eligible area can apply, but partnership with organizations from the eligible area is required.
Who can apply?
DC-based non-profit and for profit organizations partnering with organizations from eligible areas. See the Request for Applications for additional eligibility requirements.
Questions?
We encourage interested applicants to attend this or future Application Information Session(s). 
Questions may be sent to Virginia-Marie Roure or Kate Mereand at the Department of Small and Local Business Development at . All questions not asked during the information session must be submitted in writing.
ReservationsDSLBD reserves the right to issue addenda and/or amendments subsequent to the issuance of Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) or RFA, or to rescind the NOFA or RFA at any time.

GROWN IN DC Grant Information Session

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