Grant Timeline

Grant Categories

  • Certifications
    • Organic
    • Non-GMO Project
    • Biodynamic
    • Fair Trade
    • Food Safety Audit
  • Marketing
    • Upgrade labels / cartons
    • Website
    • Social Media
    • Marketing materials / support
  • Infrastructure
    • Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs)
    • Logistics: delivery van, reefer truck
    • Equipment: facilities, etc
  • Capacity Building
    • Food Safety / GAP improvements
    • Education for farmers or supervisors

Eligibility

Greener Fields Together local farm partners are automatically eligible to participate in both the popular vote contest and panel review process.

Local farms that are not part of Greener Fields Together are able to apply and win via the popular vote contest when they meet these requirements.

Grant Funds

Total Grant Funds: $75,000

Grant funds will be awarded in two ways:

  • Popular Vote $20,000

    1st Place Prize: $10,000

    2nd Place Prize: $5,000

    3rd Place Prize: $3,000

    4th and 5th Place Prize: $1,000

  • Panel Review $55,000

    1 Grant Amount Awarded: $20,000

    2 Grant Amounts Awarded: $10,000

    3 Grant Amounts Awarded: $5,000

Application Requirements

  1. An applicant must be a local produce farmer or aggregator actively operating in the United States or Canada in the current year 2017. See Eligibility for more information.
  2. Winners must use the grant money for the purpose specified in their application.
  3. Winners must share project results with PRO*ACT & Greener Fields Together.
  4. Winners agree to co-market using social and existing marketing channels.
  5. PRO*ACT and Greener Fields Together have the right to use the winners’ name, image, etc. for promotional purposes.
  6. No specific grant amount is guaranteed.
  7. A form 1099-MISC will be issued to the IRS for each winner as the grant is taxable income.
  8. PRO*ACT and Greener Fields Together reserve the right to decline any grant application.
  • Selection Criteria
  • Application Process & Notification
  • Reporting and Compliance