INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Food Fund grant program will offer between $500 and $10,000 for local projects such as community gardens and farm stands, to help stop food insecurity in Indianapolis.
A total of $100,000 has been allocated from OPHS’s food policy budget for this grant program.
“Food access is essential for residents, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “The partnership between OPHS and the Indy Food Fund is a critical opportunity to meet the growing demand to feed Indianapolis families and provide other food access options.”
Priority for the grant money will be given to the following organizations:
- An organizational and/or individual member of the Indy Food Council or other support agency
- Completion of Neighborhood Food Champions, Purdue Extension or similar food programs
- Demonstrates integration with larger community revitalization plans, i.e., project is highlighted in a neighborhood quality of life plan or shows engagement with ongoing plans for area revitalization
- Demonstrates evidence of partnerships with established community partners
- Demonstrates leverage of external resources such as additional funds dedicated to project (can be in-kind donations)
- Demonstrates an innovative and creative approach to an ongoing need in the community
Applicants must submit their proposals electronically by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020 at indyophs.prospectivelink.com.