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Minnesota Good Food Access Program: Technical Assistance Grant

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Mar 28, 2024

Ashley Bress


The Minnesota Good Food Access Program provides grants to assist technical assistance providers in working with new and existing for-profit, nonprofit, and cooperative self-service retail food establishments with needs-based assistance. The program goal is to increase the availability of and access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for underserved communities in low- and moderate-income areas.

Funding may be used for:

  • Sustainability-focused individualized guidance
  • Presentations, workshops, and trainings
  • Printed materials
  • Mentorship and/or peer-to-peer opportunities

Relevant technical assistance topics include:

  • Business planning
  • Sales projections
  • Cash flow
  • Succession planning
  • Financing, fundraising, and marketing
  • SNAP and WIC eligibility
  • Food procurement and distribution
  • Handling and merchandising fresh foods
  • Food preparation demonstrations
  • Workforce training

Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate a collaborative, regional approach to technical assistance and to projects that address business succession planning or that help TA recipients access capital.


Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and for-profit businesses with the capacity to provide technical assistance to eligible grocery stores and small food retailers, such as:

  • Small business development centers
  • Regional economic development organizations
  • Community Development Financial Institutions
  • Regional public health organizations
  • Foundations

Tribal communities and other organizations that serve tribal communities are encouraged to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $50,000
Award floor: $5,000
Estimated total program funding: $200,000

Up to 75% of the total project cost may be covered by the grant.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Access · Community and economic development · Culture and cultural competency · Food security and nutrition · Networking and collaboration · Poverty · Minnesota

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