The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Prevention of Wasted Food and Food Rescue Grants. These grants will provide financial assistance for programs that can help prevent food from being wasted and/or promote food rescue that redirects unused food to people who need it. Composting and food-to-animal programs are not eligible for this grant funding.
Approximately $500,000 is available. Funding will focus on organizations with project proposals that use prevention of wasted food or food rescue to have a measurable impact on reducing the greenhouse gas impacts from food that is wasted.
Eligible applicants include Minnesota not-for-profit organizations, businesses, institutions, political subdivisions of the state, State agencies, and tribal governments. Multi-organizational collaboration is encouraged. See the request for proposals (RFP) for full details on eligibility, grant match amounts, and other information that will help you submit a proposal. To learn more and to apply, go to the Prevention of wasted food and food rescue grants page
Application deadline: 4pm on June 12, 2020
Total funds: Approximately $500,000
Awards: Maximum $250,000; minimum $75,000
Match requirement: 25% (applicants must provide at least 25% match of the grant award)