Urban Farmers & Cottage Foods Grant Relief Program in the US
The City of Stockton is pleased to launch the Urban Farmers & Cottage Foods Grant Relief Program to assist entrepreneurs with local food availability and program development while aiding to increase community access to fresh, healthy, and affordable foods.
Eligible businesses may receive grants of $3,000 for tools, construction materials, equipment, supplies, materials, displays, signage, and fencing, while funds are available.
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for funding:
A valid and current City of Stockton Business License number.
The business address location is within the city limits of the City of Stockton.
Proof of operational business in the City of Stockton prior to grant approval, which will be validated by the business license.
Be an eligible for-profit or non-profit entity: urban gardener/farmer, community garden, urban farming enterprise, farmers market vendor, cottage food entrepreneur, etc. The City reserves the right to deem the type of businesses that are ineligible.
Follow permitting requirements to operate as required by the City.
Provide a brief explanation of how the program grant funds will be used.
Be a business owner that has a current household income not to exceed 80% of Area Median Income (AMI).
Non-profits must retain or create at least one full-time employee equivalent position for a person from a low to moderate-income (LMI) household.
For more information, visit http://www.stocktonca.gov/government/departments/econDev/foodAgriculture.html