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: $85,000

Grant funds will be awarded in two ways:

  • Popular Vote $25,000

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    • ALL applicants are entered to participate in the popular voting category
    • Winners will be determined by the projects receiving the most overall votes
    • The project that receives the most votes will win the top prize, second most votes will win the second-place prize, and so on until the fifth-top vote receiver

    1st Place Prize: $10,000

    2nd Place Prize: $6,000

    3rd Place Prize: $4,000

    4th Place Prize: $3,000

    5th Place Prize: $2,000

  • Panel Review $60,000

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    • ONLY current Greener Fields Together local farms and aggregators approved by December 15th, 2018 are eligible to participate and win in the panel review category. Contact us here.
    • Applicants in the panel review category will be decided by a panel of industry professionals based on the merit of the project.
    • This committee will make the final determination using a review scorecard that examines the Project Purpose, Sustainability, Expected Measurable Outcomes, Budget, and Project Plan.View Panel Rubric
    • The panelist score that an application receives does NOT determine the grant amount awarded. Grant amounts will be determined based on the budget outlined in the application. Some applicants may receive partial funding depending on available funds.
  • Rules
  • Selection Criteria
  • Application Requirements
  • Application Process and Notification
  • Reporting and Compliance