Request for Proposals

Growing Rural Opportunities for Wellness (GROW) Program

RurAL CAP requests proposals from eligible applicants to establish new or improve upon existing rural Alaska community gardening projects through one or more of the following ways: infrastructure investment; gardening or food-related education; and expanding community access to locally grown foods and participation in gardening projects.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Public Law 116-136 (2020) has awarded Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funding to the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) to do community gardening projects with rural Alaska communities, with the purpose of fostering healthy communities and improving food security for low-income individuals and families.  

RurAL CAP anticipates funding 3-7 projects of $10,000 to $20,000. However, there will be adjustments in this amount, based on the applications received. RurAL CAP staff will work with grantees to spend up to $10,000-20,000 total during the grant period based on the budget determined by the grantee.

MUST be received by October 22, 2021. Proposals received after the closing date and time will not be considered for funding. 

Proposals due: October 22, 2021                                                               

E-mail completed application to: 

Iva Karoly-Lister
[email protected]
Community Development, Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.