King Conservation District’s Regional Food System Grant Program was initiated to provide a catalyst for making local food production more ecologically and economically sustainable. The program funds projects that contribute to the economic viability of local farmers, encourage new farmers, expand acreage in food production, improve food access, and increase demand for King County farm products. Organizations seeking to make local food production more ecologically and economically sustainable, are encouraged to apply.

Eligible applicants include individual farmers, producer networks, marketing cooperatives, farmers markets, businesses, schools, special districts, nonprofit organizations, tribes, and jurisdictions within KCD’s service area.

Update! Grant applications for this program must be submitted through KCD’s online grant portal.

In order to apply for a grant you must have a username and password to log in to the online grant portal. If your organization has applied for a grant in KCD’s online grant portal in the past,  your username and password can be used to apply to this program as well. Your contact information is already in our system. If you have not applied for a grant before you will need to create a new account.

2022 Grant Cycle

  • Application available: June 13, 2022
  • Grant Orientation Workshop June 21, 1-2pm via Zoom Watch Orientation Recording
  • Application submission deadline: July 18, 4pm
  • Awards announced: October 2022

How To Apply for a Grant

Step 1. Watch

Video Tutorial: Getting Started with Online Grant Application System

Step 2. Review

Grant Application Guide

(contains the application questions)

Grant Application Additional Guidance

(contains detailed examples of answers to the application questions)

Step 3. Download and Fill Out

Grant Application Budget Table (required)

Work Plan Table (required)

Fiscal Sponsor Confirmation Letter Template

Landowner Permission Letter Template

Step 4. Click below to start the application process

Apply Now!

For more information, contact Mary Embleton and Jessica Saavedra, 425-282-1900.

Below are links to previously Funded Regional Food System Grants by year

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