2019 Mobile Markets Grant Program
|Agency:||The New York State Contract Reporter|
|Level of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Jul 9, 2019|
|Due Date:||Jul 31, 2019|
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets invites qualified bidders to submit proposals for the Mobile Markets Grant Program. The Mobile Markets Grant Program is a part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Vital Brooklyn Initiative. The Vital Brooklyn Initiative is a new holistic initiative that focuses on eight integrated areas of improvement, one of which is healthy food. Vital Brooklyn is serving the following Central Brooklyn neighborhoods: Bedford Stuyvesant; Brownsville; Bushwick; Canarsie; Crown Heights; Cypress Hills/Ocean Hill; East Flatbush; East New York; Prospect Heights; and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
The Mobile Markets Grant Program will fund not-for-profit organizations to establish or expand mobile farmers’ markets or to serve as mobile emergency food providers carrying fresh, locally sourced food for distribution in Central Brooklyn. The residents in Central Brooklyn often have limited access to healthy food options. These populations may experience higher rates of obesity and diet related diseases resulting from poor nutrition. In urban areas like Brooklyn, high real estate costs may inhibit creation of permanent diversified grocers who have a consistent selection of fresh food. Mobile markets are more flexible and less expensive than constructing and operating full scale grocery stores, and can serve more neighborhoods at a fraction of the cost. Such efforts are funded by a variety of local organizations, private donors, and federal programs, but the need continues to outpace available funding.
A total of $500,000 is available for the Mobile Markets Grants Program. The maximum grant award per project is $150,000.
Interested bidders should review the attached RFP and associated documents.Due Date: 07/31/2019 4:00 PM
Contract Term: 18 months from contract start date
Ad Type: Grant or notice of funds availability
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