Good Food Access Program Technical Assistance Grant

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

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Predicted deadline: Mar 16, 2024 2:00pm PDT

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $50,000

Fields of work: Food Access & Hunger Nutrition & Healthy Eating Technology Access & Digital Literacy

Applicant type: For-Profit Business, Government Entity, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building, Conference

Location of project: Counties in Minnesota: Aitkin County, Anoka County, Becker County, Beltrami County, Benton County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Minnesota: Aitkin County, Anoka County, Becker County, Beltrami County, Benton County Show all



The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has served our state for more than 125 years. The work we do touches every Minnesota citizen every day.

Our mission is to enhance all Minnesotans’ quality of life by equitably ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength and resilience of our agricultural economy.

Our three general areas of responsibility include:

  • Protecting our food supply;
  • Protecting our natural resources; and,
  • Cultivating our agricultural economy.

Good Food Access Program Technical Assistance Grant

The Good Food Access Program (GFAP) increases the availability of and access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food, including fresh fruits and vegetables, for underserved communities in low- and moderate-income areas.

GFAP Technical Assistance Grants are intended to assist technical assistance providers in working with new or existing for-profit, not-for-profit, and cooperative self-service retail food establishments with needs-based assistance.

Grocers and small food retailers receiving technical assistance under this grant must be located in underserved communities or must serve primarily underserved communities in low-income and moderate-income areas. A list of eligible areas is available on the Good Food Access Program Eligible Areas page.


We expect to award approximately $100,000 through the GFAP Technical Assistance Grant. Up to 75% of the total project cost may be covered by the grant. The maximum grant award is $50,000; minimum grant award is $5,000. Eligible expenses include costs associated with providing appropriate technical assistance to eligible recipients.

In addition, technical assistance providers may request up to 5% or $2,500, whichever is less, of the total project costs to be used to increase institutional knowledge that is directly related to the assistance that will be provided to technical assistance recipients.

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This page was last reviewed June 28, 2023 and last updated January 26, 2023