UFCU Local Food Microgrant - Cycle 6 Application
Urban Food Connections of Utah (UFCU) is pleased to offer a limited number of microgrants to fund projects and programs created and designed specifically to increase the amount and variety of local, sustainably-grown produce available to Utah consumers in grocery stores, farmers markets, CSAs, etc. Funding will be provided to existing small-scale commercial farms dedicated to producing primarily fruits and vegetables in an ecologically responsible manner without the use of chemical inputs such as synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. To be eligible farmers must sell produce to at least one direct-to-consumer outlet (market, farm stand, CSA) that redeems Double Up Food Bucks SNAP benefits.

Microgrant funded projects could include:
- Bolstering or creating new sustainable farming practices including but not limited to: water irrigation systems, increased storage capabilities, elimination of chemical pesticides, use of solar panels, etc..;
- Funding to purchase seeds;
- Funding for continuing education for farmers;
- Funding to purchase and build season extension infrastructure

Approximately $15,000 will be made available over the term of this grant cycle. Minimum grant request is $500; maximum grant request is $5,000. Grant applications are due by March 15th, 2020. Grants will be awarded by April 1st, 2020.

The Local Food Microgrant Program is made available through a funding partnership with Utah Department of Health.

If you have any questions or if you would like a Word or PDF version of this entire application before officially submitting your application through the Google Form, please email Carly Gillespie (carly@downtownslc.org).
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