Nourish DC Catalytic Grants: Apply Now for the Chance at $10-50,000 for Your Food Business

The Nourish DC Catalytic Grant application is now open! Nourish DC catalytic grants support Washington, DC businesses increasing access to healthy food and creating quality jobs. Your business could receive between $10,000 and $50,000 in grant funding to support food access for communities across the District. Apply by November 16.


Catalytic Grant Information
Grant Range: $10,000-$50,000Grant Uses Include: New product development, marketing, technology, equipment, real estate acquisition, construction, tenant improvementsEligible Business Location: Food business must be physically located in DC, preference for Wards 5, 7, or 8Eligible Business Revenue: Food businesses generating revenue equal to two times the amount of grant funding requested.

Interested in inquiring about loans and technical assistance? Click here.

Questions about Nourish DC Catalytic Grants?

Join upcoming webinars and office hours to learn more about the catalytic grants and our other Nourish DC products.

Upcoming Webinars: Register here
Oct. 26 @ 1 p.m. ET
Nov. 2 @ 6 p.m. ET

Dept. of Small & Local Business Development Office Hours: Register here
Oct. 27 @ 2-4 p.m. ET
Nov. 3 @ 2-4 p.m. ET
Nov. 10 @ 2-4 p.m. ET

About Nourish DC

The Nourish DC Collaborative was created in partnership with the DC government to support the development of a robust ecosystem of locally owned food businesses, neighborhood vibrancy, and health equity in Washington, DC communities. 

Building a strong local food ecosystem supports healthier neighborhoods, economic prosperity, and high-quality jobs in the District of Columbia, especially in communities that have experienced systematic underinvestment, poor health outcomes, and limited economic opportunities.


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