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2021 Community Food Access Competitive Grants Program

Grants to Wisconsin Community Groups to
Improve the Food System in Eligible Locations

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City of Madison Food Policy Council

Deadline Date:

01/29/21 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Wisconsin community groups to improve the food system and promote access to healthy foods in eligible locations. Priority will be given to proposals addressing food-related needs caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to benefit Madison.

The City of Madison Food Policy Council is excited to offer the 2021 Community Food Access Competitive Grants Program, which provides funding to community-based organizations that are creating a healthier food system in Madison and addressing the increasing food insecurity and food access disparities that community residents are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Priority is given to proposals that:

  • Meet clearly defined community food insecurity and/or access needs
    • Proposal outlines who is served, how they are served, and how community-based input on need/impacts were obtained
    • Proposals are not limited to COVID-19 responses but applications that are meeting a critical community food need brought on by COVID-19 will receive priority status in funding deliberations
  • Address racial equity and social justice (see the City of Madison RESJ Initiative)
    • Program can demonstrate positive impact on communities of color and/or low-income populations and account for disparate impact in a demonstrable way
    • The program targets key Food Access Improvement areas of Madison
    • Program involves collaboration with community members
  • Include a plan for evaluation of program success and impact
    • Program makes food access or food insecurity improvements that can be tracked and measured

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GrantWatch ID#: 150357

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The maximum amount of any one grant will be $25,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Madison Food Policy Council is encouraging community groups to apply for Community Food Access - Competitive Grants.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due: Friday, January 29, 2021 by 5:00 pm.

Contact Information:

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

Submit your Community Food Access - Competitive Grants Program application to the Mayor's Office via email to

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Food Policy Director George Reistad at (608) 266-4611 or at the above email address.

Mayor's Office
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Room 403
Madison, WI 53703

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