Alaska Food Policy Council: 

2019 Mayor's Local Food Mini-Grant Program Information

The Office of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is pleased to offer the 2nd annual Local Food Mini-Grant Program in conjunction with the Alaska Food Policy Council. The goal of the mini-grant program is to empower Anchorage residents to increase their community’s access to fresh, locally-grown produce. Anchorage residents and community groups can apply for mini-grants of up to $1000 for projects that will improve food security and community resilience. Priority will be given to initiatives that serve low-income neighborhoods. Projects could include improvements to school or community gardens, food waste recovery efforts, fruit tree plantings, classroom indoor growing systems, and much more.

Applications are due June 15, 2019.

To apply:

Fill out this ONLINE FORM (To avoid losing part of your application due to a computer glitch, we recommend writing and saving your answers in a Word document prior to inputting your answers in this form)


You can download a PDF of the full application at this link:

Please review the Local Food Mini-Grant Program Guidelines before filling out the application:

Important Dates:
June 15, 2019: Application Deadline
July 1, 2019: Grantees Announced

Please contact Catherine Kemp ( or 907-312-9127) if you have questions or if you need assistance with your application.

2018 Awarded Projects Include:

Spenard Community Garden
A community garden created by Spenard residents and partnering organizations to enhance the wellbeing of Spenard through education and access to local produce.

Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web

Each week The Web hosts a member facilitated cooking class, during the harvest season Herbs and Vegetables from our garden were used in the preparation of the various dishes members prepared. Each week between 20-35 individuals enjoyed dishes that were prepared with items harvested from the Web’s Community Garden.
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