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Fresh Food Access Fund

Images of Fresh Food
Photo Credit Clockwise from top left: Riverwest Gardeners Market, Guest House of Milwaukee, Richard M. Glaser, Mark Hoffman, Home GR/OWN, Fondy Food Market

Fresh Food Access Fund 2024

The City of Milwaukee has launched a new round of grant funding for 2024 focusing on healthy food access in our communities. The Fresh Food Access Fund (FFAF) provides financial support to activities that increase fresh food access in underserved communities. FFAF is available to for-profit and not-for-profit businesses aligned with the goal of the fund. Grant terms and application details can be found on the grant guidelines document. All applications are due to the City of Milwaukee through the electronic application interface by 4pm on May 27th, 2024.

Information Session

An optional information session was held virtually on May 8, 2024. The video recording of this information session is now available

Expected Timeline

The dates below are approximate and subject to change.
• Applications made available: April 24, 2024
• Information session: May 8, 2024, 12pm
• Question submission due date (send questions to [email protected]): May 10, 2024, 4pm
• Responses to questions posted as an addendum on http://www.milwaukee.gov/ffaf: May 15, 2024, 4pm
• Applications due to City of Milwaukee: May 27, 2024
• Funding awards finalized: June 14, 2024 - Now anticipated July 9, 2024
• Contracts made available to grantees: June 30, 2024 - Now anticipated July 26, 2024
• Period of performance for grantees: June 30, 2025

Clarification statement regarding grant matching:

FFAF grants may cover up to 50% of the cash expenditure required to implement a project. A cash match must be provided by the applicant to cover the expenses not paid by the grant. While a project may include in-kind donations of various kinds, only the cash expenditures involved in the project will be considered when calculating the amount of an FFAF grant.


FFAF Application Instructions 

All grant applications and associated materials are due to the City of Milwaukee through the electronic application interface by 4pm on May 27th, 2024. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Staff will notify applicants with the final decisions.

Additional Information

Addendum #1 - Answers to all questions submitted prior to the May 10th deadline

For additional background information regarding fresh food access in Milwaukee, click the link below to read the 2019 Milwaukee Fresh Food Access Report:

Fresh Food Access

Click the link below to read the 2023 Milwaukee Fresh Food Access Maps Update:

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