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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Nourishing Newark Community Grants Program

The Nourishing Newark Community Grants Program is a local funding opportunity developed to convene multiple sectors (non-profit organizations, for-profit entities, schools, urban farmers, community gardeners and others) to work collectively and pool resources to more effectively fight food insecurity in our community. The purpose of this grant is to spur the creation of sustainable urban food cooperatives, and community-based healthy food distribution channels. The ultimate outcome of the Nourishing Newark Community Grants Program is to both combat both food insecurity and improve resident’s access to quality, fresh and locally-grown food.

Application Guidelines & Timeline

If you represent an eligible entity within the City of Newark and your organization is expanding your programming related to either combat both food insecurity and/or improve resident’s access to healthy produce in response to the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, you may be eligible to apply for grant funding.

The Nourishing Newark Community Grants Program defines eligible entity as any organization that meets the following conditions:

  • Have a physical establishment and/or programmatic focus to residents of Newark.

  • Have programming dedicated to combating food deserts, improving fresh/healthy food access (esp. in EDA-identified food deserts), and/or providing food assistance to households experiencing food insecurity due to COVID-19.

  • Have no threatening or pending litigation or material-contingent obligation against the applicant.

  • You may qualify for a minimum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and a maximum of three hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($350,000) per year

  • Applicants may propose projects requesting either one-year or two-years of grant funding.

  • The Application period will begin on February 17, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST

  • The Application period will close on March 17, 2022 at 5:00 PM EST

  • Applications will be reviewed on or before March 30, 2022, with award announcements being made in April 2022

Application and more information can be found here:

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