KCD 2019 Regional Food System Workshop a Success

On Monday, April 1st, KCD held a grant orientation workshop for the Regional Food System Program 2019 Grant round.

Now in its 5th Year, the program is intended to fund projects that strengthen the local food economy, and serve as a catalyst in making local food production environmentally and economically sustainable.

Mike Lufkin, King County Local Food Economy Manager, presented on the Local Food Initiative, the County’s 10-year road map for achieving food system goals. Regional Food System grants plays an important role in helping achieve those goals.

Mary Embleton, Senior Manager of KCD’s Regional Food System Program, provided a summary of the last four years of competitive and strategic initiative grants, and the nuts and bolts of the 2019 application process. Pre-proposals are due to KCD on April 23, 2019.

Twenty six attendees had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with ten of our local collaborative partners and community members about their grant ideas, and how to craft a good pre-proposal. Workshop feedback was very positive, with many expressing appreciation for the overview of the grant program to date, and the ability to network and ask questions of previous grantees and reviewers.

Workshop presentations PDFs are below and and grant application materials are all available online.

Mary Embleton’s 2019 Grant Orientation Workshop Presentation

Mike Lufkin’s Local Food Initiative Presentation

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