Business$425K grant program supports D.C. food businesses

$425K grant program supports D.C. food businesses

The Keeping It Cool Grant Program, funded by The Morningstar Foundation, will provide $425,000 in grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to support cold storage infrastructure and equipment needs of food businesses and nonprofits providing food-related goods and services in the Washington, D.C., region.

Eligible locations include Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County in Virginia; Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland; and the District.

The program is designed for businesses with budgets of less than $1.5 million. The businesses must grow, process, sell and/or distribute healthy food in low-income, low-access food areas.

There will be a webinar explaining the program on Nov. 2 from 5-6 p.m. EST. The application deadline is Nov. 10.

For more information, contact Alison Powers, Director of Economic Opportunities, Capital Impact Partners at, 703-647-2369.

James Wright Jr. is the D.C. political reporter for the Washington Informer Newspaper. He has worked for the Washington AFRO-American Newspaper as a reporter, city editor and freelance writer and The Washington…
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Source: Washington Informer


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