Grant Programs

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Farm to Community Food Hubs Program

CDFA’s Farm to Community Food Hubs Program will provide planning and implementation grants to mission driven food hubs throughout the state of California.

CDFA’s Farm to Community Food Hubs Program was established in the 2020-21 state budget (Assemblymember Bloom) to pilot investments in food aggregation and distribution infrastructure needed to increase purchasing of local, environmentally sustainable, climate smart, and equitably produced food by schools and other institutions, build a better food system economy, support the local farming economy, accelerate climate adaptation and resilience, and employ food system workers with fair wages and working conditions. The program provides $15 million in one-time funds to administer a grant program that creates or expands community serving food hubs throughout the state.

Advisory Committee

As part of the grant program, CDFA will create a Farm to Community Food Hubs Advisory Committee (F2CFHAC) to advise the Secretary on education, outreach, and technical assistance for the program.

Are you interested in joining the advisory committee? Click here to download the Prospective Member Appointment Questionnaire (PMAQ). Once completed, submit the PMAQ and Letter of Recommendation to CDFA at

Deadline: Applications are due by February 1, 2023, for review and consideration.

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Grant Timeline & Process

Public engagement for this program will begin in Fall 2022.