Grant Writing Resources
In these hard economic times, making ends meet is difficult for everyone, including food producers and community groups working on food projects. Grant funding can often be a good source of supplemental funding. After you've explored what we have provided here, a simple search on the internet for other training and tips on grant writing will yield a wealth of information. We will continue to periodically update this site with more links, so check back often!
Tips on getting your proposal funded: tips for grant writers on how to insure your proposal is the best it can be.
Click here to see a resource page to find grants to support your work.
- It's very important to find the right match for your organization and your project. For instance, some grant makers only fund educational projects for school age children; if you send them a proposal asking for support to build a community garden, it will land in the recycling bin.
- There are many grant source search engines, the best of which (like the Foundation Center), charge a subscription fee. However, most public libraries subscribe and you can use the service there for free.
- The U.S. federal government has many different agricultural related grants. Building Better Rural Places is a good summary of these, but contains some outdated information, so be sure to follow-up with a phone call or check the www.grants.gov website for up-to-date information on specific grants.
For everything you will need to prepare a successful grant application.
Other related resources include:
See our Financing page for other possible sources of funding for your projects.
Also visit our Community Food Projects resource page for information specific to this USDA grant.
A simple search on the internet for other training and tips on grant writing will yield a wealth of information. We will continue to periodically update this site with more links, so check back often!