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Iowa Equipment Grant for Producers and Food Hubs

Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

Closed Indefinitely

Our sources indicate that this program is closed indefinitely and unlikely to reopen.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) is seeking applications for grants to provide fruit and vegetable growers and food hubs equipment or supplies needed to increase capability to sell produce to schools , early care centers, and colleges and universities to meet demand brought on as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Fruit and vegetable growers or food hubs willing to sell produce to schools and enrolled in the Iowa Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Directory.

Application Instructions

Apply to with

  1. List of equipment planned to be purchased with estimated costs(s).

  2. Description of how this will improve the efficiency of selling produce to schools, early care centers or universities and/or increase volume.

  3. Any previous experience working with schools, early care centers or colleges/universities or plans to work with these entities.



September 7, 2020

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Updated March 27, 2024

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