HPNAP Seed Grants are start-up grants intended to be used as a “seed” to implement a new or enhanced service to an agency or Emergency Food Relief Organization (EFRO). Seed Grants encourage the development of projects that support innovative ways of confronting emergency food and/or nutrition needs of people who are food insecure.
Seed Grants are based not only on need, but also on eligibility. The following checklist will ensure that your agency is eligible to apply for Seed Grant funding.
Seed Grants award a maximum of $30,000 to reach agency and are ONE-TIME, NON-RENEWABLE awards. EFRO’s or agencies can apply for Seed Grant funding annually if the project description is unique (i.e. different site, different service or target population, or different service plan from a past Seed Grant project.)
Seed Grant fundable proposals include the following categories. FeedMore WNY may specify specific preferred projects that applicants can decide to apply for. Please note, submission of a Seed Grant application does not guarantee that the total funding request(s) will be granted.
The 2023-24 Seed Grant Application period is now open. Grant submissions are due by 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. Click here to download the application.
For those that were awarded 2021-2022 Seed Grant funding, proof of expenses are due to Peter Hubbard by the following dates:
For questions regarding this grant opportunity, please contact:
Partner Services Coordinator
Phone: (716) 822-2005 ext. 3613