CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork is now accepting proposals from technical assistance providers for the Healthy Refrigeration Grant Program. Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. (PT) June 10.
This program funds energy-efficient refrigeration equipment in corner stores and small businesses in low-income and low-food-access areas, as well as supplying refrigeration equipment for food donation programs. The grants enable recipients to stock California-grown produce, nuts, dairy, meat and eggs, in addition to minimally-processed and culturally-appropriate foods.
Technical assistance providers are sought to conduct activities in one or both of the following categories:
- Outreach and Application Assistance: to promote the program to eligible applicants and assist interested parties to apply for equipment awards through CDFA-F2F; and
- Technical Expertise: to provide subject matter expertise in refrigeration equipment, energy efficiency, and best “healthy retail” practices, including stocking, promoting and selling fresh foods in a profitable and sustainable way.
Prospective applicants may access the request for proposals and learn how to apply on the Healthy Refrigeration Grant Program webpage.