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Grants to Colorado Nonprofits, For-Profits, and
Agencies in Eligible Locations for Agricultural Projects

Sustainable Food and Agriculture Fund Program

Agency Type:

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Boulder County - Office of Sustainability, Climate Action and Resilience (OSCAR)

Deadline Date:

01/19/22 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Colorado nonprofit and for-profit organizations, government agencies, farmers, and agricultural producers in eligible locations for environmental sustainability projects. Funding is intended for programs and activities that benefit local food systems and agricultural lands. The goal of the grant is to support sustainability-focused initiatives that will address the priority needs of local farmers and agricultural producers in Boulder County. Applicants can apply for small-budget and large-budget funding levels.

This funding opportunity will be provided to those who wish to use it in five broad local food and agriculture areas:

  1. On-farm regenerative agriculture and soil health practices;
  2. Farmer/producer education, conferences, and workshops that focus on sustainable and regenerative agriculture demonstrations;
  3. On-farm and farmer’s market infrastructure;
  4. Sustainable local food and crop production;
  5. Programmatic and resource support for frontline farmworkers and organizations.

For examples of eligible projects, see Page 3 of the Application Packet in Supporting Documents, below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200682

Estimated Size of Grant:

Small Budget Funding Level:
A maximum of $5,000 can be applied for and the minimum is $2,000. These applications will be scored separately from the large budget funding level. The total small budget funding is $25,000 pending BOCC approval.

Large Budget Funding Level:
A maximum of $150,000 can be applied for and the minimum is $40,000. Any infrastructure project over $75,000 must benefit multiple farmers. The total large budget funding is $380,000 pending approval.

Term of Contract:

The tentative project start date is March 21, 2022, and the end of project funding is March 21, 2023, or March 21, 2024 (allows for a 2-year period to use funds due to growing cycles).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Boulder County invites farmers, agricultural producers, the private sector, and non-profit organizations to apply. Any registered business, official non-profit organization, or government entity can apply for funding.

Funds may not be used for the following purposes:
- Repayment of existing debt, or pre-existing tax liens or obligations
- Payment of organizational overhead exceeding 15% of proposed project budget
- Legal fees
- Loan or bank fees
- Subsidization of existing contracts
- Funds for start-up business
- Labor for existing programs
- Travel

Pre-Application Information:

Submit no later than Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Application deadline has been extended two weeks due to the Marshall Fire. Please note: project forms may not reflect this new deadline.

Awards will be announced during the week of February 21st.

Sustainability Plan: https://www.bouldercounty.org/environment/sustainability/sustainability-plan/

Contact Information:

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

Apply online on the URL for Full Text, below.

If you have any issues completing the forms, please contact Senior Sustainability Strategist Tim Broderick, at tbroderick@bouldercounty.org, or Sustainability Specialist Deandra Croissant, at dcroissant@bouldercounty.org.

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