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Healthy Refrigeration Grant Program application deadline extended to July 7

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Farm to Fork (CDFA-F2F) has extended the Healthy Refrigeration Grant Program (HRGP) application deadline from June 6 to 5 p.m. PT July 7, 2023.

HRGP funds energy-efficient refrigeration units in corner stores, small businesses and food donation programs in low-income or low-access areas throughout the state to stock California-grown fresh produce, nuts, dairy, meat, eggs, minimally processed and culturally appropriate foods. The grant program’s purpose is to improve access to healthy foods for underserved communities while promoting CA-grown agriculture.

CDFA-F2F seeks grant applications from corner stores, small businesses, food donation programs and nonprofits working with eligible sites and/or selling or donating food in low-income or low-access areas. Cities, counties, nonprofits or Tribal governments may also apply for equipment on behalf of eligible sites and may apply for up to 20% of total grant awards to provide technical assistance. This is a competitive process with up to $9 million available grant funding.

To view the HRGP request for applications, view additional resources and learn how to apply, click here to visit the grant program webpage. Email with questions or if interested in joining the HRGP technical review committee.

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