Food program proves popular from the Jan. 31 grant deadline

The new state Local Food Infrastructure grant application process recently ended, but not before many Illinoisans put in their bids


February 27, 2024

Many Illinois local farmers have lined up for a taste of new state funding aimed at making it easier to get their products to market.

Illinois Stewardship Alliance has announced the outcome of a two-month application process for the new Illinois Local Food Infrastructure grant program, with nearly $2 million in state funding to help address the challenge of opening new pathways for local food systems.

By Jan. 31 when the grant application period closed, 247 applications worth $23.5 million in funding requests were submitted, which is more than ten times the amount of money available to dist...

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