Applications are Open to Participate in the 2013 Double Up Food Bucks Program

November 19, 2012 | News

Applications are now open for markets interested in participating in the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program for the first time during the 2013 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 participate in the 2013 season.
Application requirements: To participate, markets must be able to accept SNAP benefits.  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, 2013 and have a point of sale device and SNAP currency in their possession by March 15, 2013 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 completed 2013 DUFB Farmers Market Application, with attachments, to Amanda Shreve, Manager, Programs & Partnerships at MIFMA by January 15, 2013. 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_1TCDRIx9jPp9D5b.

Please contact Amanda Shreve at 517-432-3381 or amanda@mifma.org with any questions.

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