Applications are Open to Begin Participating in the Double Up Food Bucks Program in 2014

Applications are now open for markets interested in beginning to participate in the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program during the 2014 market season. 

DUFB is a program of Fair Food Network (FFN), a national nonprofit dedicated to building a more just and sustainable food system.  FFN works at the intersection of food systems and social equity to guarantee access to healthy, fresh and sustainably grown food, especially in underserved communities. The FFN Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program is an innovative way to encourage low-income consumers to use their federal food assistance benefits to purchase fresh produce at Michigan farmers markets and other designated retailers. The project draws on a pool of private foundation funds to “match” purchases made using SNAP benefits for Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables. FFN is now inviting markets to apply to begin participating in the 2014 season.
Application requirements: To participate, markets must be able to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits distributed via the Michigan Bridge Card.  At least one season of experience is preferred, but not required; markets must have an authorization number from USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) by January 15, 2014 and have a point of sale device and SNAP currency in their possession by March 15, 2014 in order to participate. 

Markets must also have a designated market manager responsible for the project, sufficient organizational capacity to handle the associated accounting and reporting, and written support from their governing or fiduciary organization (if different from the market organization).

Funding for DUFB comes from grants from nearly 40 private foundations. Special consideration will be given to markets in communities where a local foundation is able to contribute funding support to the program. FFN will work with market organizers to identify local funder(s) and apply for funding as needed.

To apply, return the completed2014 Double Up Food Bucks Application for Farmers Markets, with attachments, to Rachel Bair, Program Director at Fair Food Network by January 15, 2014. Early applications are appreciated.  

Please type into the Word document and limit your complete application to 4 pages or complete the application online at http://msucarrs.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_elFzJx4IhB39jOR

Please contact Rachel Bair at RBair@fairfoodnetwork.org or 734-213-3999 extension 203 with any questions.

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