Minnesota Good Food Access Program: Equipment and Physical Improvement Grant
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Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Minnesota Good Food Access Program (GFAP) Equipment and
Physical Improvement Grant provides funds to assist
grocery stores and small food retailers in making
physical improvements and purchasing equipment in order
to increase access to affordable, nutritious, and
culturally appropriate food for underserved communities
in low and moderate income areas.
Potential projects may include:
- Retail display coolers and freezers
- Storage coolers and freezers
- Mobile food trucks
- Permanent infrastructure at farmers markets
- Architectural work
- Costs associated with the installation of equipment
and/or physical improvements
Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate
positive economic and health impacts on underserved
communities, including creation and retention of jobs for
local or regional residents from low-income and
moderate-income areas that reflect the area demographics,
including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
Eligible applicants are for-profit and nonprofit grocery
stores and small food retailers, such as corner store,
convenience store, farmers' market, mobile food market,
and a retail food outlet operated by an emergency food
program or food hub.
Awardees must agree with specific conditions for a period
of 5 years.
- Accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- Comply with all data collection and reporting
- Promote the hiring, training, and retention of local
or regional residents from low-income and moderate-income
areas that reflect area demographics, including
communities of color
- Except for small food retailers, allocate at least
30% of retail food space for the sale of affordable,
nutritious, and culturally appropriate foods consistent
with nutrition standards in national guidelines described
in the current
Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Amount of funding
Award ceiling: $50,000
Award floor: $2,500
Estimated number of awards: 10-18
Estimated total program funding:
At least 50% of available funding will be awarded to
projects located in or serving BIPOC communities.
American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Capital funding · Community and economic development · Culture and cultural competency · Food security and nutrition · Racial and ethnic groups · Minnesota
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