Minnesota Good Food Access Program: Technical Assistance Grant
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.
Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations and public agencies 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
Eligible organizations serving sovereign nations are encouraged to apply.
Award ceiling: $50,000
Award floor: $5,000
Estimated total program funding: $50,000
Up to 75% of the total project cost may be covered by the grant.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.