Product development and promotion funding
available for Pure Catskills members
Applications due April 15th
Visit the Scholarships & Grants section of www.purecatskills.com for application materials
Funding will be awarded in three categories:
1. Product development: purchase and installation of equipment and supplies for activities related to adding value to a local farm or food product.
2. Marketing: promotional expenses related to sales of local farm and food products.
3. Outreach and education: public events and activities that educate the regional community about local farm and food products.
Eligibility requires a current membership in the Pure Catskills buy local campaign. Pure Catskills members include farms, retailers, farmers' markets, restaurants and food-related organizations that support the local food system within Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. Up to $5,000 is available to each applicant with a 25% match required. Projects and events of diverse scale and scope will be considered; large production volume or event attendance will not make individual applications more apt to receive funding.
Request for Proposals are available through the Pure Catskills website, www.purecatskills.com. Applicants are strongly encouraged to access application materials online. Grant proposals must be received by April 15, 2010. For more information, contact Challey Comer at email@example.com or (607) 865-7090.