Request for Proposals
Energy-Efficient Refrigeration for Local Food System
Proposals Due: Friday, January 26, 2018
Download RFP and application here (Word).
Overview: Green Umbrella is pleased to announce this funding opportunity designed to financially support energy-efficient refrigeration for the local food system. This funding, generously provided by the Duke Class Benefit Fund, will simultaneously advance regional sustainability goals related to local food, food waste reduction, fresh food access, and energy-efficiency. The total amount of funding available is $75,000 and at least five (5) entities will be funded.
Background: Improved refrigeration infrastructure is needed to strengthen regional distribution of locally grown food, improve fresh food access for the 25% of local residents who are food insecure, and reduce the 40% of food that is wasted nationally. Energy-efficient refrigeration not only has environmental benefits; it also reduces operating costs within the local food system. Green Umbrella seeks opportunities like this one to serve as a steward for environmental funding. This funding advances the following Green Umbrella goals:
Eligibility: Any Green Umbrella member* (non-profit, business, government entity, university or school) that:
*To learn more about membership benefits or to become a Green Umbrella member, please visit www.greenumbrella.org/membership. To see if your organization is a current Green Umbrella member, please visit www.greenumbrella.org/membership-directory.
To Apply: Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org by or on Friday, January 26, 2018. Notification and grant awards are expected to occur in February 2018. A brief final narrative and financial report will be due by December 17, 2018.