NOTICE: Due to an issue with our grant application software, we are extending the deadline to
4:00 pm Central Time on Monday, March 20, 2023.
The Good Food Access Program (GFAP) increases the availability of and access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, for underserved communities in low- and moderate-income areas.
GFAP Technical Assistance Grants are intended to assist technical assistance providers in working with new or existing for-profit, not-for-profit, and cooperative self-service retail food establishments with needs-based assistance.
Non-profit organizations and public agencies with capabilities to provide technical assistance to eligible grocery stores and small food retailers are eligible to apply. See the Request for Proposal (RFP) for more details.
Are you a food retailer needing to purchase equipment or make physical improvements? The GFAP Equipment & Physical Improvement Grant is currently accepting applications and will close at 4:00 pm on Monday, March 20, 2023.
Eligible recipients of technical assistance
Grocers and small food retailers receiving technical assistance under this grant must be located in or serve a census tract designated as a food desert or must serve a substantial subpopulation, such as the elderly or disabled or those in a low- or moderate- income census tract who have low supermarket access. A list of eligible areas is available at the GFAP Eligible Areas webpage.
It is not a requirement that the grocer or small food retailer be in one of these areas, however they must serve its residents.
Recipients of technical assistance must agree to abide by conditions as listed in the RFP.
What’s eligible and amount available
We expect to award approximately $100,000 through the GFAP Technical Assistance Grant. Up to 75% of the total project cost may be covered by the grant. The maximum grant award is $50,000; minimum grant award is $5,000.
Eligible expenses include costs associated with providing appropriate technical assistance to eligible recipients. See the RFP for more details.
In addition, technical assistance providers may request up to 5% or $2,500, whichever is less, of the total project costs to be used to increase institutional knowledge that is directly related to the assistance that will be provided to technical assistance recipients.
Applications are due by 4:00 pm Central Time on Monday, March 20, 2023 (previously Thursday, March 16).
- If you are a new user, you will need to create an account.
- Once you are logged in, select GFAP Technical Assistance Grant FY23.
Before you apply, read the 2023 GFAP-TA Request for Proposals (PDF) for eligibility, requirements, and priorities. You can also view the list of past projects and request a copy of an application to help you prepare.
Contact us if you need this information in an alternative format.