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Fresh Food Access Fund

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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 2023 - Application Closed

The City of Milwaukee launched a new round of grant funding for 2023 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. Applications were due on May 12, 2023.

Information Session Recording

The City held a virtual informational meeting in regard to the RFP on April 25, 2023.  If you were unable to attend, a recording of this information session is available here.


Technical Assistance for Applicants

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Milwaukee County and Milwaukee Health Department have partnered with DCD to assist individuals and organizations applying for the FFAF program.

Our partners aim is to strengthen the program impact and evaluation efforts. They will strive to strengthen your idea and application and connect you to other partners involved in similar work.

If you would like to spend 30 minutes talking with a technical assistance partner about your application and/or grant idea, please use the following link to sign up. There may be the ability to add additional slots as demand necessitates, but sign up quickly to make sure you can receive assistance! Please note, only several dates and times over the next several weeks are available, and only the available times will be options when booking. The available dates will highlight with a BLUE circle on the following calendar. From there, choose a time slot.

Click here to Schedule FFAF Technical Assistance.

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 were due on 4:00 pm CDT on Friday, May 12, 2023. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Staff will notify applicants with the final decisions.

Additional Information

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

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