Notice of Funding Availability: FY 2025 Food Security Mini-Grants

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FY 2025 Food Security Mini-Grants
Notice of Funding Availability

The Arlington County Department of Human Services announces a grant funding opportunity to support the implementation of its Food Security Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan was published in 2022 and identified 28 strategies in five categories that would support the improvement of food security in Arlington. Funding will be available to local organizations implementing selected aspects of the Strategic Plan. 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, and public schools and universities are eligible to apply.

View the full notice of funding availability(DOCX, 51KB) for eligible activities, reporting requirements, and additional grant guidelines.

The maximum grant award per organization is $25,000. Organizations may apply for one project. A total of $150,000 in one-time funding is available.

Applications are now live and will be accepted until Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 5 p.m. Funding awards will be announced in late September 2024, and recipients will be required to sign the FY 2025 Food Security Mini-Grants Program Grant Agreement(DOCX, 51KB) with the County. Funds must be spent by organizations before June 30, 2025.

Application Documents
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024 – Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) released
  • Monday, June 10, 2024, at 2 p.m. – Virtual information session
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 5 p.m. – Applications Due
  • Late September 2024 – Grantees and awards announced; agreements executed
  • October 2024 through June 30, 2025 – Funds available to be spent by organizations


Are 501c4 organizations eligible for this funding opportunity?

No, only organizations covered under 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible.

Is it okay for a project to serve a very specific population (ex: the residents in a certain building)?

Yes, it is okay for a project to serve a specific population and not the whole community.

Application Process

Your application materials must be uploaded on the form below by the deadline to be considered.