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HOW TO USE THE KANSAS GOOD FOOD FUNDING GUIDE
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We created the Kansas Good Food Funding guide specifically to help Kansas food policy councils access funding for all of their great, food system-improving ideas!
The guide is divided into these categories:

Federal and State Grants: Government grants are a means to distribute federal and state funds towards ideas and projects that provide public services and stimulate the economy. Opportunities are sponsored through different agencies appropriated through bills passed by congress or the state legislature. Some agencies fund projects directly, and sometimes the money flows through state agencies you can apply to. Most entities (nonprofit, government, schools, businesses) can apply. These funds often require stringent compliance and reporting measures. All federal grant opportunities can be viewed at grants.gov, but contact state agencies directly for state grants.

Private Grants: Corporate and foundation grants are funds made available through corporate or family trust funds that seek to provide a public good based on giving priorities agreed upon by the foundation’s board of trustees. Private grants are usually only available for nonprofits with a 501(c)(3) designation. If you do not meet this requirement, many foundations allow businesses/organizations to partner with a 501(c)(3) who will be the acting fiscal agent. Contact the foundation directly for information.

Hybrid Loan/Grant Programs: Some funding opportunities are hybrids - some grants, and some loans that will need to be repaid. These often support infrastructure, and in Kansas, have been used to build grocery stores and other food access outlets.
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