Applications open for $1.2 million intended for food security programs

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Applications are now open for $1.2 million in county American Rescue Plan funding available for food security programs.

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors approved an initial ARP funding plan in September 2021 that included $3 million for projects falling under the food security priority category. With the first round complete, the county is seeking additional proposals from the community for food security, nutrition expansion or food system enhancements that serve one or more of three priority populations: seniors, children and agricultural workers.

Projects with matching funds or contributions will be prioritized, and partnerships are encouraged. Applications must include the following criteria for consideration:

  • Memorandums of understanding, letters of support and permission needed from all participating or benefiting agencies or partners
  • One-time funding needed
  • Alignment with the Yolo County Strategic Plan
  • Measurable outcomes

The application period closes on Sept 23 and applications will be reviewed in September and early October. The Board of Supervisors will select second-round projects in October, and project funding will begin in November.

For an online application, visit

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