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 Jefferson County Colorado - Jefferson County Food System Grant Open for Applications 19 September 2022 ( news )

Jefferson County Colorado - Jefferson County Food System Grant Open for Applications 19 September 2022 ( news )

Jefferson County , state Colorado
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   On June 14 , the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners approved $1 . 7 million in American Rescue Plan Act ( ARPA ) funding to be used to support Jefferson County’s long - term food security and collective impact efforts . Applications are now open for the Jefferson County Food System Grant and will be accepted through Friday , Oct . 28 .  
   Jefferson Center County Public Health ( JCPH ) will primarily coordinate this grant program , and eligible applicants may include: registered 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofits ......( or government equivalent ) , small food and/or farmer business , as well as sourcing , processing , packaging and food distribution entities .  
   Visit the
   Jefferson County Food System Grant pagefor complete information . There will also be an online information and Q&A session Tuesday , Sept . 27 from 4 - 5:15 p . m .
   Register for the informational webinar here
    .  
   “As we continue move from pandemic relief to long - term food systems recovery , this ARPA funding provides us with a historical chance to foster a more equitable and resilient food system for our Jefferson County community , " said Willow Cozzens , Food Equity and Nutrition Security Coordinator for JCPH .  
   Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $300 , 000 ( no minimum ) , and those awards will be based on the type of project , service area , and the strength of agreement with the
   Request for Applications ( PDF )
    . Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than Monday , Nov . 28 .  
   After ARPA was signed into law in March 2021 , Jefferson County was awarded $113 million in ARPA funding relief . Prior to the pandemic , 9 . 1% of Coloradans and 10% of Jefferson County residents were experiencing food insecurity . Since the pandemic began , that number has quadrupled , as 38% ( or 2 of 5 Coloradans ) are experiencing food insecurity .  
   For more information about this grant opportunity ,
   email Willow Cozzens
    .
   



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