Grants & Opportunities

This portion of the website lists the grants and opportunities made available by Food Bank of Central New York for our partner agencies.

The Food Bank is dedicated to providing our partner agencies with a wide range of resources including grants, food safety trainings, workshops teaching healthy behaviors, and food demonstrations.

New Grant Opportunities for Emergency Food Programs (EFPs)
Food Bank of Central New York is offering grant opportunities funded through the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) for the 2018-2019 grant period, which runs November 1, 2018-October 31, 2019. These are three different grant opportunities and require three separate applications.

Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Submission of an application does not guarantee that your funding request will be granted. Specific instructions and eligibility for each grant are detailed in the grant guidance.

Food Bank must receive all applications before 4:30 pm on Friday, August 24, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

Food Grant
Food grant awards will be used by the Food Bank to establish a line of credit for emergency food programs to acquire nutritious foods, which will be available through the Food Bank.

Food Grant Instructions 
Food Grant Submission Form

Important Notice: The 2018-2019 food grant application will be submitted through an online form. Questions will be short answer or multiple choice. The application may take up to 30-45 minutes to complete. Once the application is started, you will need to complete all questions. You will not be able to edit or change responses once submitted. In the application you will need to provide general program information including estimate of out of pocket expenses spent on food, sources of funding used to purchase food, and the type of service and foods provided.

Operations Support Grant
Operations Support grants provide non-food support to eligible EFPs for such things as staff, utilities, space, disposables, and food service (capital) equipment.

Operations Support Grant Instructions
Operations Support Grant Submission Form

Seed Grant
Seed grants provide up to $3,000 for EFPs to purchase locally grown, fresh produce direct from farmers through Seed Grants. Similar funding was provided in previous years through Produce Mini Grants.

Seed Grant Instructions
Seed Grant Submission Form

For questions or more information, please contact Agency Relations Department at (315) 437-1899 ext. 256.