Los Angeles Food Waste Grant Challenge Application

Los Angeles Food Waste Grant Challenge Application

Los Angeles Food Waste Grant Challenge Application Guidelines

Applications are due by 5:00pm on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Your application should be no longer than 5 pages, double spaced, with 12 point font.

Nonprofits, Neighborhood Councils, faith based organizations, and other community organizations are welcome to apply.

Please email your application as a Word Document or PDF file to Wendy Renteria at wendy.renteria@lacity.org.

If you have any questions, please call our Public Affairs Office at (213)978-0333 or email wendy.renteria@lacity.org.

There is no form or template for your application. We ask that you submit the following information and answer the questions below in your application.

Your application must include:

  • The name of the organization that is applying
  • The address of the organization
  • The organization’s tax ID (EIN) Number (Neighborhood Councils are exempt)
  • The name, email address, and phone number of the primary contact for the application
  • Contact information for any additional organizations or partners

Your application must answer the following questions:

Please let us know if you are applying for an administrative grant or project grant.

ADMINISTRATIVE GRANT APPLICATION

  • Area of Expertise
    • In which area(s) of the food waste challenge—food waste prevention, food donation, upcycled use, and/or compost—do you have a demonstrated expertise? Please elaborate.
  • Strategy
    • What is your strategy for supporting project grantees?
  • Evaluation
    • What measurement and evaluation methods can you share with and use to support project grantees?
  • Community Engagement
    • How will you interact with and engage the community to participate in food waste reduction efforts?
    • What type of community event do you envision to culminate your project?
  • Budget Breakdown
    • Please give us a detailed breakdown of how funds will be used if you are selected as a grantee.
  • Additional Information
    • Please provide any additional information that you would like us to know.

PROJECT GRANT APPLICATION

  • Area of focus
    • What area(s) of the challenge—food waste prevention, food donation, upcycled use, and/or compost—will your project focus on or address?
    • Please describe your experience with or knowledge of this topic.
  • Project Description
    • Please describe your project/prototype idea.
    • What geographic areas or populations will your project serve?
  • Implementation and Evaluation
    • How will you measure and quantify the impact of your project?
  • Community Engagement
    • What is your strategy for interacting with and engaging the community?
    • How will you measure community involvement and engagement?
    • What type of community event do you envision to culminate your project?
  • Budget Breakdown
    • Please give us a detailed breakdown of how funds will be used if you are selected as a grantee.
  • Additional Information
    • Please provide any additional information that you would like us to know.

Evaluation Criteria

Grantees will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Impact
    • How much food is rescued/reused/diverted by your project?
  • Scalability and/or Replicability
    • Is your project replicable in similar situations? Is it scalable?
  • Innovation
    • Does your project offer new ideas, methods, or approaches to reducing food waste?
  • Engagement
    • How many people are actively involved in your project? How are people affected by or do they benefit from your project?