Cultivating Change Grants

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Win up to $10,000 for your farm 
Local produce distributors, in partnership with PRO*ACT, are inviting qualifying farms to apply for Cultivating Change Grants to pay for certification costs, marketing, infrastructure projects, and capacity building. With a total of $85,000 available for farms looking to fund new and innovative projects, these grants seek to promote a culture of sustainability in the fresh food supply chain by encouraging innovation and environmentalism to local farms nationwide. 
2017 winner Arizona Microgreens used their $5,000 grant for a germination chamber, optimizing their growing process. “The Cultivating Change grant program shows us that PRO*ACT understands the ways in which small farms often face funding gaps,” shared founder Joseph Martinez. “This can make a huge difference for the viability of the farm. Winning a Cultivating Change grant closes the gap for us.” 
Farms are encouraged to apply for a Cultivating Change by December 15, 2018. Winners will be announced by February 4, 2019. For application guidelines, eligibility details and more, please visit
This article was submitted by Greener Fields Together.
Greener Fields Together is a sustainability program for the produce value chain created by PRO*ACT, a national network of independently-owned local purveyors. Greener Fields together works to implement sustainability practices that improve environmental impacts and ensure the availability and safety of produce for foodservice and retail partners.