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Sustainable Food and Agriculture Fund Program
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2020 Sustainable Food and Agriculture Fund Program Description

In November 2016, voters approved the Sustainability Tax ballot initiative, to allocate a portion of sales and use tax revenue to fund countywide sustainability infrastructure and programs. Of those Sustainability Tax funds, $305,000 has specifically been set aside for sustainability-focused initiatives that will address the priority needs of local farmers and agriculture producers.

Boulder County invites farmers, agricultural producers, the private sector, and non-profit organizations to apply for this one-time capital grant funding to undertake environmental sustainability projects that benefit Boulder County agricultural lands.

This funding opportunity will be provided to those who wish to use it in four broad local food and agriculture areas:

  1. On-farm regenerative agriculture and soil health practices;
  2. Farmer/producer education, conferences, and workshops that focus on sustainable and regenerative agriculture demonstrations;
  3. On-farm and farmer’s market infrastructure;
  4. Sustainable local food and crop production.

Any registered business, official non-profit organization, or government entity can apply for funding at a minimum of $40,000 to a maximum of $150,000 per project. More details about eligibility and qualified projects is included in the application section below.

Please see the 2018 Environmental Sustainability Plan for more information on Boulder County’s food and agriculture goals.

To Apply

  1. Be sure to read the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Application Packet for all the details and requirements.
  2. Download and draft your Application Summary Form before submitting the online application form because answers cannot be saved and must be completed in one sitting.
  3. Complete the online form below to enter the information you drafted on your Application Summary Form (copy/paste into the form). This form works best in Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.
    1. Do not forget to attach project/program budget to submission.
  4. Submit no later than Monday, Jan. 27 at 11:59 p.m.

If you have any issues completing the forms, please contact Zero Waste, Food, and Ag Sustainability Specialist Tim Broderick, tbroderick@bouldercounty.org.