In November 2016, voters approved the Sustainability Tax ballot initiative–a sales tax that funds sustainability programs across the county.
For 2024, Boulder County has allotted $100,000 of this funding for the Local Food and Agriculture grant program, which aims to support projects that build resilience and decrease environmental harm in Boulder County’s local food system.
This program is different from past years with increased requirements for projects. Most notably, soil health projects are no longer eligible to apply for this fund, but can instead apply for the new Boulder County Soil Health Initiative.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Any registered business, official nonprofit organization, or government entity can apply for funding ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.
Applications must meet one or more of the following categories:
- Farmer/producer education, conferences, and workshops that focus on sustainable and regenerative agriculture demonstrations;
- Farmer’s market infrastructure;
- Sustainable local food and crop processing; or
- Programmatic and resource support for frontline farm workers and organizations.
- Limit one application per applicant
- Businesses must have been operating for at least one year at the time of application
- The grant committee will prioritize projects occurring on private land
- 2023 grant recipients will not be considered for this year’s funding.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)