NewsLocal News / October 19, 2020

Applications Open for Local Food Experts to Apply for Indy Food Fund Grant

Applications Open for Local Food Experts to Apply for Indy Food Fund Grant

Grants are now available for local initiatives that connect Indianapolis residents with long-term food and nutrition resources.

The Office of Public Health and Safety (OPHS) partnered with the Indy Food Council for this year’s Indy Food Fund grant program.

Indianapolis Food Policy and Program Manager Milele Kennedy said the Indy Food Fund now offers grants to applicants with projects that include, but are not limited to, community gardens and urban farms, healthy food and nutrition programs, farmer’s markets and local grocer initiatives.

Support for these programs should provide access for healthy and nutritious food and create the kind of economic opportunities that are really needed for residents and communities, says Kennedy.

Grants, ranging from $500 to $10,000, will be administered by the City of Indianapolis and advised by the Indy Food Council. Applicants and their projects must be within Marion County to receive funding.

Applicants must submit their proposals electronically by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 at https://indyophs.prospectivelink.com/

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