Friday, March 20, 2015

Capacity Building Grant Application Process Opens!

Good Shepherd Food Bank is excited to offer our Capacity Building Grant program to our Tier 2 partners (food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and youth programs).  These funds are made available through the generosity of donors that want to empower our agencies to move more nutritious food to more people in need in their communities.

The complete details of the program are in the four documents below. Print as many copies as you need for draft purposes. If you cannot print attachments from your email account, you can follow the links below to find printable  documents.  (You must have Adobe Reader, which is available as a free download HERE.)

The Program Overview, Guidelines, and Application document is available in two forms:  a PDF for printing and filling out by hand or by typewriter and a Word document with fields that can be filled in on a computer.

The Capacity Building Grant is a competitive grant.  Not all agencies will receive awards, and agencies may not receive the requested amount in full. 

The Agency Services team will be hosting 3 conference calls in early April for you to ask questions, go over any part of the application for more information, and/or to hear ideas other agencies have for their programs.  We will email the dates and times of those conference calls to all eligible partners  by Friday, March 27th (as well as post the dates and times here on the Agency Network Blog).

GSFB Network is a blog for partner agencies of Good Shepherd Food Bank focused on feeding Maine's hungry.