Mini Grants contact:
Mark Gawron
Metro Farms and Food Systems

Grant Review Process

Applications will be reviewed and awarded by a five-member peer review committee that includes at least 2 growers (farmers, community or home gardeners), one individual with formal grant making/ philanthropic experience, one person with experience as a leader and organizer in grass-roots communities, and one Cultivate Kansas City staff member.

If you have previously applied to a Get Growing KC Mini-Grant and your proposal was not funded, you may be eligible to reapply for a Get Farming Mini-Grant after consultation with Mark Gawron.

We strongly encourage working with Mark in advance of submitting the proposal. His primary role in the grant making process is to help you develop the best possible project and the best possible grant application, and then to let the review committee objectively evaluate.

Please keep in mind that if a grant review committee member has worked with you on your proposal or project, they will recuse themselves from discussion of your application. Please contact 913-713-9264 or for technical assistance. Please give us as much advance notice as possible.

If a grant is awarded, you will need to:

  1. Immediately upon notification of award, sign a grant agreement stating that you will use the grant funds as presented in the budget. Funds must be spent within 12 months of the grant agreement signing.
  2. Between 4 and 6 months of the grant being awarded, meet with a member of Cultivate KC at your farm/project. We also strongly encourage that you use Metro Farms and Food Systems Program Manager, Mark Gawron, for additional technical assistance and support during your implementation of the funded project.
  3. Submit a final report and pictures of the results of the grants. The final report is due within 14 months of the grant agreement signing.

    The final report will consist of:
    a. A narrative answering these questions.

       - Tell us how you implemented the funded project

       - Were there any significant changes to your plan?

       - How did the funded project increase the supply of locally grown food available to people with limited resources and fresh food access?

       - What are your future plans for use of the capital investments you purchased under the grant?

    b. A financial report of actual expenditures and any other related income

    c. Photos of your work under this project.





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