Minnesota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the Good Food Access Program Equipment and Physical Improvement Grant. For-profit and non-profit grocery stores and small food retailers, such as a corner store, a convenience store, a farmers market, a mobile food market, or a retail food outlet operated by an emergency food program or food hub can apply for grants to make physical improvements and purchase equipment to stimulate sales of affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food. GFAP funding can be used to purchase equipment (such as coolers and freezers) and to make physical improvements. Projects must serve census-designated Food Deserts, or low- or moderate-income areas that have substantial subpopulations (such as the elderly or disabled) who have low supermarket access. Grants range from $2,500 to $50,000.
Applications are due by January 17, 2019.