Farmers Market Application
Bring Double Up to your Farmers Market!
Farmers Market Fund invites Oregon farmers markets to apply to participate in the Double Up Food Bucks SNAP incentive program during the 2023 market season (May-December).
Application due March 3rd, 2023!
Farmers Market Fund (FMF) is a Portland-based 501(c)3 nonprofit that makes healthy, locally-grown food accessible to underserved Oregonians. Farmers Market Fund’s Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program makes it easier for low-income Oregonians to access more fruits and vegetables while supporting family farmers and growing local economies. The DUFB program provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients with a match up to $20 to purchase fruits and vegetables at participating locations.
After learning that DUFB cannot be used to match EBT Cash transactions in late 2021 (only EBT food/SNAP), FMF implemented the EBT Cash Produce Match program (Produce Match). Markets operating in Columbia, Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, and bordering counties are eligible to apply for Produce Match funding in this application. Produce Match works just like DUFB, matching up to $20 in EBT Cash to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
These programs have a broad base of support from private and community foundations and partners, an appropriation from the State of Oregon for the 2021-2023 biennium, a federal Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) grant for 2021-2023, and a federal GusNIP COVID Relief & Response (GusCRR) for 2023-2024.
|Applications Due:||March 3, 2023|
|Notification of selection:||March 17, 2023|
|Contracts distributed:||March 24, 2023|
|Market Manager Training 1:||April 12, 2023: 10:00am-2:00pm|
|Market Manager Training 2:||April 13, 2023: 1:00pm-3:00pm|
|2023 DUFB season begins:||May 1, 2023|
In order to participate in the 2023 DUFB program, please read the program information below and complete the application by March 3, 2023.
To qualify to participate in this program, your market should:
- Have accepted SNAP benefits for a minimum of 1 season
- Have a functioning point of sale device and SNAP currency
- Have capacity to handle an increase in accounting and reporting tasks, including tracking weekly SNAP sales, monthly reporting, and local outreach
- If applicable, have written support from your governing or fiscal organization (if different from the market operations organization)
- Have a designated market manager or staff person responsible for Double Up Food Bucks program administration
If you have questions about these requirements, please contact:
Mallory Watson, Program Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Molly Notarianni Double Up Growth Grant - 2023
Yes, the Growth Grant has a new name to honor it’s founder, Molly Notarianni.
FMF is pleased to offer this grant for participating Double Up markets for the second year in 2023. All participating Double Up markets will be eligible to apply for these funds to help support administrative costs for offering the program.
**Returning markets, please note that all 2022 Growth Grant reporting must be completed in order to be eligible for 2023 funding.
Growth Grant Key Dates:
|GG application opens. Markets will be invited to apply via a unique link sent by Amanda after they submit the DUFB application.||February 15|
|Growth Grant Applications due||March 10|
|Notification of Selection||By March 30|
|Distribute Contracts||Week of April 3|
|Signed Contracts Due, deadline to confirm outreach info||April 14|
If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Cross, FMF Growth Grant Coordinator.
Mallory Watson, FMF Program Coordinator