2022 Resilience Fund Application Now Open!

Apply for up to $10,000 in Investment in On-Farm Infrastructure

The Alliance is excited to announce that the application period for the 2022 Resilience Fund is now open. 

The Alliance’s Resilience Fund helps Illinois local food producers invest in critical infrastructure to scale and adapt their businesses to improve the capacity and resiliency of the local food system. 

Last year, the Resilience Fund awarded 27 local farms a total of $225,000 in grants. In all, 80 local food farmers applied for over $1 million in support, indicating an ongoing and unmet need for local food infrastructure development. 

In the coming months, $175,000 will be awarded to local food producers for investment in critical infrastructure to increase the capacity and resiliency of our local food system. Farms and farm collaborations will have the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $10,000.

The deadline for applications is February 15, 2022. Decisions are anticipated by April 1, 2022. 

The application and additional information regarding eligibility, funding priorities, previously awarded projects, etc. can be found here.

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