City of Madison SEED Grants
The City of Madison 2020 Budget includes $50,000 in grant funds to be distributed by the Madison Food Policy Council. The Madison Food Policy Council is encouraging community groups to apply for SEED Grants. Any proposal that improves the local food system and makes food more accessible for City of Madison residents will be considered.
SEED Grants Information Presentation Video Recording
For potential applicants who are looking for more information on the SEED grants program and how to apply, please view the recording below, which provides an overview on the program and walks through the application process.
SEED Grants Application Materials
Please download the documents below and follow instructions in the background letter to submit final applications and any additional materials by the Monday, March 2nd, 2020 due date. Please be aware of the post-mark deadline (Thursday, February 27th) for applicants submitting hard copy materials.
Additional Materials for Applicants
- Please use the Food Access Improvement Map to contextualize the location and impact of your proposal. This map is referenced in Section 3 of the SEED Grants Application.
- SEED Grants - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- This FAQ provides answers to questions that are frequently asked about SEED Grants
- the FAQ also includes links to information on previously funded applications from 2014 - 2018
- The Healthy Food for All Children 10-Year Plan
- This community plan was developed in 2012-2013 by Community Action Coalition of South Central Wisconsin and United Way of Dane County, through support by the Goodman Foundation, and outlines many different strategies to increase access to healthy foods for all children in Madison and Dane County. It is a helpful resource for SEED Grant applicants. Read the Report.
Pre-Submission SEED Grants Information Meeting
The 2020 pre-submission SEED Grants information meeting will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 in Room 302 of the Central Library (201 W Mifflin Street) at 6:00PM.
Any potential applicants interested in learning more about the application process for SEED Grants are encouraged to attend.
Submitting Grant Materials
Submit your application to the Mayor's Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by mail or hand-delivered (210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Room 403), c/o George Reistad, Food Policy Director; applications are due: Monday, March 2nd, 2020 by 4:30pm. Applications submitted via standard mail must be postmarked no later than: Thursday, February 27th, 2020.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Food Policy Director George Reistad at (608) 266-4611.
PIE Food Project Grant Application (Dane County)
The Office for Equity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Dane County Food Council, is pleased to announce the Partner in Equity Food Project Grant. This grant program was created to encourage the innovative development of projects that advance equity and access in local food systems across Dane County.
PIE Grant applications are due on March 2nd, 2020 by 4:00PM.
MORE INFO HERE: https://equity.countyofdane.com/grants/PIE-food