Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program

Fund projects to prevent food waste from being generated and/or becoming landfill waste, promote distribution of rescued food to people, and require food waste residuals to be composted or digested when available

  • This program has received $15.1 million

  • $9.4 million has been implemented

Who can access funds?

Local governments, nonprofit organizations, for-profit entities, state agencies, public universities and colleges, solid waste facilities, public school districts, and qualifying tribes.

Program factsheet (English & Español)

Project story

Anticipated Timelines

Not yet announced.

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