Photo Courtesy USDA
Photo Courtesy USDA

The City of Madison 2023 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 Video Presentation

Download SEED Grants Presentation Slides

Video: City of Madison SEED Grants (YouTube)

Video: City of Madison SEED Grants (Madison City Channel)

SEED Grants Application Materials

Background Letter

2023 SEED Grants Application

Additional Materials for Applicants

Meet and Eat 3

Submitting Grant Materials

Submit your application to the Madison Food Policy Council via email ( SEED Grants applications are CLOSED. Applications will re-open in early 2024.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Madison Food Policy Council at and staff will respond.

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 CLOSED and will re-open in early 2024.

Learn more about the PIE Food Project Grant