Denver has received federal funding for grants to emergency food providers (e.g., pantries and farms) serving Denver residents.
The funds must be used by the end of this year, and so quick action is required. The City’s Dept. of Public Health and Environment is seeking volunteers to review the grant applications that are submitted. The timeline for this project is very brief, Sept. 28-October 13.
Those who might have an interest in being a proposal reviewer should contact Marion Kalb as soon as possible. Her contact information: Marion.Kalb@denvergov.org, 720-865-5511.
There is approximately $2,700,000 to be awarded to Denver-based nonprofits, food pantries and emergency food providers. The funds will provide groceries and prepared meals to people impacted by COVID-19.
The Denver Emergency Food Relief Fund will provide grant assistance to eligible Denver nonprofits. The grant awards will be between $5,000 and $100,000 per grantee. Grant funds will be used to address food insecurity and hunger resulting from COVID-19. At this time this will be the last round of emergency food funding in 2021. However, applications may be opened again in the future if additional funds become available.
- Application will be released on Sept. 14, 2021.
- Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. (MT) on Sept. 28, 2021
- Grant awards will be announced on before the end of Oct. 2021.
- A non-profit assistance provider will provide funds directly to awarded grantees.
- All funds must be fully expended and spent by Dec. 31, 2021.
- Grantees must provide required documentation (receipts, final budget, and required reporting form) by Jan. 31, 2022.