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The Tamara D. Grigsby Office for Equity and Inclusion

PIE Food Project Grant Application

The Office for Equity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Dane County Food Council, is pleased to announce the Partner in Equity Food Project Grant. This grant program was created to encourage the innovative development of projects that advance equity and access in local food systems across Dane County.

2019 Partners in Equity Food Project Grant Guidelines

The PIE Grant Application deadline has passed. Applications are no longer being taken at this time.
To qualify for this grant, groups must be developing projects that advance equity and access in local food systems in Dane County.
Proposals should address one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Increase access to healthy food
  • Ease access to land for growing food
  • Address issues of food waste and recovery

The budget to support food projects is $20,000 in 2019.

Questions? Contact the Office for Equity and Inclusion at (608) 283-1391.

Eligible Applicants

Dane County-based community groups or non-profits with a Federal Tax ID number that are working to address one or more of the focus areas listed above. Priority will be given to projects serving Dane County communities outside the city of Madison and those that impact underserved or underrepresented communities in Madison.
Beginning in 2019, there will be two (2) different applications and two (2) categories for the PIE Food Grant: 

  • One for funding request that are $2,000 or less
  • One for requests for $2,000 - $4,000

Questions? Contact the Office for Equity and Inclusion at (608) 283-1391

City of Madison

The City of Madison has launched their annual SEED Grants for local food systems projects. Applications for 2019 are currently open and will close on March 1, 2019. Interested organizations located inside the City of Madison are strongly encouraged to explore and apply for City of Madison SEED Grant Funds.