We're no longer accepting applications for this year's program. Details on this page apply to the 2024 round of funding. The next application period opens in 2025.

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 (TA) 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.

Eligible applicants

Non-profit organizations, public agencies, and for-profit businesses with capabilities to provide technical assistance to eligible grocery stores and small food retailers are eligible to apply. See the request for proposals (RFP) for more details.

Are you a food retailer needing to purchase equipment or make physical improvements? Look at the GFAP Equipment & Physical Improvement Grant to see if you're eligible.

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 $200,000 through the GFAP TA 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. Collaborative projects including multiple TA providers may request up to $200,000.

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.


The application period for this grant has ended. We expect the next application period to begin in 2025; check back for updated program materials.

To learn more about the program and start planning for next year, read the 2024 RFP (PDF). This grant program is subject to change so you should read the updated RFP when it's posted. You can also view our 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.