Community Food Co-op’s Farm Fund Grant Program is designed to support multi-farm collaborations and projects that strengthen local, sustainable agriculture at large in Whatcom and Skagit counties of Washington state. Meanwhile, the Next Step Grant program is designed to support local farmers who want to expand their business to supply wholesale markets in Whatcom County. Next Step accepts proposals for grants of $1,250 to $5,000 in combination with low-interest loans up to $12,000. The Next Step ratio of grant funds to loan funds is 1:4.
Applications for both programs are due by January 18, 2019.