Food Access, Resiliency, and Equity Grant Program

The current grant cycle application window is now closed. 

A second funding cycle for the FARE Grant will open July 2023. Information will be added to our website when it is available.

The Food Access, Resiliency and Equity Grant Program (FARE) is a Linn County American Rescue Plan Act funded project administered by the Linn County Food Systems Council in order to replace lost public sector revenue in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Linn County Board of Supervisors allocated $250,000 to support local food initiatives to increase food security. The funding will be awarded through multiple grant cycles.

FARE Grants will provide simple and strategic access to funding for individuals and organizations working in food access, sustainability, and capacity building, with the goal of:

  • Increasing access to local and healthy foods, 
  • Promoting equity within our food system,
  • Building capacity to handle future food related challenges 
  • Enhancing environmental quality and the natural resources,
  • Growing  the economic viability of Linn County’s food system operations; and
  • Improving the quality of life for Linn County residents and society as a whole.

Timeline

DateProcess Step
December 5, 2022Application opens
December 15, 2022Application clinic with Program Coordinator
January 15, 2023Application deadline (must be submitted online by 5 p.m.)
March 15, 2023Grant funding awards announced and projects may begin
September 30, 2023Preliminary project updates with Program Coordinator
March 30, 2024Final project reports due and all funds must be spent


Reporting

All grantees will be expected to provide information for ARPA reporting and program evaluation. Reporting expectations include: 

  • Allow site visit for grant reviewers if requested
  • Contribute 1-2 photos or videos for Linn County Media
  • Collect data and share information on the grant’s impact and expenditures
  • Submit copy of all receipts over $500 along with the Expenditure Reporting Form

Contact

If you have questions, need assistance with reporting, or need translation or interpretation services, please contact FARE Grant Program Coordinator Sarah by email.