Puerto Rico - Food Producer Network
Opens Nov 5 2021 12:00 AM (VET)
Deadline Jan 21 2022 09:00 AM (VET)
Description

Selección de idioma

Esta solicitud está disponible en inglés y en español. Su selección de idioma no afectará  su solicitud al programa.  Complete la solicitud en inglés solamente si su nivel de inglés es avanzado o si inglés es su primer idioma.  

Instrucciones para cambiar el idioma desde su computadora: 

  1. Puede cambiar el idioma en la parte superior derecha de esta página.
  2. Debe elegir ES para acceder la solicitud en español.

Instrucciones para cambiar el idioma desde su teléfono celular: 

  1. Utilice el navegador web Chrome 
  2. Gire su teléfono para que este horizontal 
  3. Puede cambiar el idioma en la parte superior derecha de esta página.
  4. Debe elegir ES para acceder la solicitud en español.

Language selection

This application is available in English and in Spanish. Your choice of language will not impact your application. Please do not fill out application in English unless your English level is advanced or native speaker. 

Instructions to change the language from your computer: 

  1. Change the language at the top right of this page.
  2. Choose EN to access the application in English.

Instructions to change the language from your cell phone: 

  1. You must use Chrome as your web browser
  2. Rotate your phone so that it is horizontal 
  3. Change the language at the top right of this page.
  4. Choose EN to access the application in English.

About the Food Producer Network

The Food Producer Network aims to strengthen Puerto Rico’s food security and its food economy by providing financial support through grants to smallholder farmers, fishers, food producers, food focused community groups or non-profits, and food-related small businesses that purchase or distribute products locally.

In addition to the grants, the Food Producer Network provides support to its participants through training in technical and business areas, networking, work brigades and volunteering.


Who can apply?

This application is intended for:

  • Applicants who have not received funds from World Central Kitchen (WCK)
  • Applicants who are applying to the Food Producer Network for the first time
  • Applicants who applied in a past application round but their application was not approved

Who should apply: 

  • Agriculture: small to medium sized agricultural projects (farms, hydroponics, beekeeping, animal husbandry, aquaculture, etc)
  • Fishery: fishers, fishmongers, fish shops, fishing villages, etc
  • Food businesses: food producers, manufacturers, distributors, or suppliers.
  • Associations: associations, cooperatives, etc
  • Non-profit organizations: NGOs, community groups, or other community projects related to food production and/or its distribution

Who should not apply: 

  • Large scale agricultural projects (50 acres or more in production)
  • Emerging projects or businesses
  • Projects or businesses in the ideation or conceptual stage
  • Projects or businesses without production or sales history
  • Projects focused on export

We have a strong preference for applicants who:

  • Employ sustainable, regenerative, or ecological practices
  • Are seriously interested in transitioning from conventional practices to sustainable practices
  • Have the objective of increasing their production and are interested in increasing their sales by gaining access to WCK's network of distributors, restaurants and hotels
  • Are committed to participating in WCK’s capacity building program

If you have already received funds from WCK and intend to apply for additional funds, you should contact our team to discuss new funding opportunities. You can do so by writing to fpn@wck.org..

What do we fund?

Applicants can request between $5,000.00 to $20,000.00 in funds.

Some examples of projects funded in the past are:

  • Infrastructure, equipment, and light or heavy machinery
  • Water collection systems, irrigation systems, and the like
  • Purchase and/or construction of greenhouses, storage units, cold storage facilities, animal structures, and similar agricultural infrastructure 
  • Construction related labor and contractor costs
  • Seeds, compost, trees, inputs, and the like
  • Industrial equipment for the conservation, procession, storage, packaging, or distribution of food
  • Nets, lines, motors, GPS or other equipment for fishing

**Construction permits are required for the building of structures and/or wells.

Food Producer Network funds may NOT be used for the following:

  • Purchase or installation of solar energy equipment
  • Operating expenses such as employee payroll, utility bills (water, electricity, etc.), or other recurring operating expenses
  • Equipment maintenance costs or recurring purchases
  • Production of coffee, cocoa, sugarcane, herbs or medicinal plants

If you have concerns or questions about whether your project is eligible, please contact our team at fpn@wck.org.

About this application

This application is a combination of filling in the blank, multiple choice and written responses. Please plan at least an hour and a half to complete the application. You will be able to edit your answers while you are completing the application, but you will not be able to edit them once you submit your request. The system gives you the opportunity to save your progress and continue completing the application at a later time.

You must attach evidence of quotes and/or professional estimates for any expense that is part of your proposal. Start filling out the application when you have the quotes available, as your application will not be considered without them.

You will receive a notification via email when you have successfully completed the application. If you do not, please check your spam or junk inbox.

This application will be open from November 5, 2021 to January 17, 2022.

Thank you!

Puerto Rico - Food Producer Network


Selección de idioma

Esta solicitud está disponible en inglés y en español. Su selección de idioma no afectará  su solicitud al programa.  Complete la solicitud en inglés solamente si su nivel de inglés es avanzado o si inglés es su primer idioma.  

Instrucciones para cambiar el idioma desde su computadora: 

  1. Puede cambiar el idioma en la parte superior derecha de esta página.
  2. Debe elegir ES para acceder la solicitud en español.

Instrucciones para cambiar el idioma desde su teléfono celular: 

  1. Utilice el navegador web Chrome 
  2. Gire su teléfono para que este horizontal 
  3. Puede cambiar el idioma en la parte superior derecha de esta página.
  4. Debe elegir ES para acceder la solicitud en español.

Language selection

This application is available in English and in Spanish. Your choice of language will not impact your application. Please do not fill out application in English unless your English level is advanced or native speaker. 

Instructions to change the language from your computer: 

  1. Change the language at the top right of this page.
  2. Choose EN to access the application in English.

Instructions to change the language from your cell phone: 

  1. You must use Chrome as your web browser
  2. Rotate your phone so that it is horizontal 
  3. Change the language at the top right of this page.
  4. Choose EN to access the application in English.

About the Food Producer Network

The Food Producer Network aims to strengthen Puerto Rico’s food security and its food economy by providing financial support through grants to smallholder farmers, fishers, food producers, food focused community groups or non-profits, and food-related small businesses that purchase or distribute products locally.

In addition to the grants, the Food Producer Network provides support to its participants through training in technical and business areas, networking, work brigades and volunteering.


Who can apply?

This application is intended for:

  • Applicants who have not received funds from World Central Kitchen (WCK)
  • Applicants who are applying to the Food Producer Network for the first time
  • Applicants who applied in a past application round but their application was not approved

Who should apply: 

  • Agriculture: small to medium sized agricultural projects (farms, hydroponics, beekeeping, animal husbandry, aquaculture, etc)
  • Fishery: fishers, fishmongers, fish shops, fishing villages, etc
  • Food businesses: food producers, manufacturers, distributors, or suppliers.
  • Associations: associations, cooperatives, etc
  • Non-profit organizations: NGOs, community groups, or other community projects related to food production and/or its distribution

Who should not apply: 

  • Large scale agricultural projects (50 acres or more in production)
  • Emerging projects or businesses
  • Projects or businesses in the ideation or conceptual stage
  • Projects or businesses without production or sales history
  • Projects focused on export

We have a strong preference for applicants who:

  • Employ sustainable, regenerative, or ecological practices
  • Are seriously interested in transitioning from conventional practices to sustainable practices
  • Have the objective of increasing their production and are interested in increasing their sales by gaining access to WCK's network of distributors, restaurants and hotels
  • Are committed to participating in WCK’s capacity building program

If you have already received funds from WCK and intend to apply for additional funds, you should contact our team to discuss new funding opportunities. You can do so by writing to fpn@wck.org..

What do we fund?

Applicants can request between $5,000.00 to $20,000.00 in funds.

Some examples of projects funded in the past are:

  • Infrastructure, equipment, and light or heavy machinery
  • Water collection systems, irrigation systems, and the like
  • Purchase and/or construction of greenhouses, storage units, cold storage facilities, animal structures, and similar agricultural infrastructure 
  • Construction related labor and contractor costs
  • Seeds, compost, trees, inputs, and the like
  • Industrial equipment for the conservation, procession, storage, packaging, or distribution of food
  • Nets, lines, motors, GPS or other equipment for fishing

**Construction permits are required for the building of structures and/or wells.

Food Producer Network funds may NOT be used for the following:

  • Purchase or installation of solar energy equipment
  • Operating expenses such as employee payroll, utility bills (water, electricity, etc.), or other recurring operating expenses
  • Equipment maintenance costs or recurring purchases
  • Production of coffee, cocoa, sugarcane, herbs or medicinal plants

If you have concerns or questions about whether your project is eligible, please contact our team at fpn@wck.org.

About this application

This application is a combination of filling in the blank, multiple choice and written responses. Please plan at least an hour and a half to complete the application. You will be able to edit your answers while you are completing the application, but you will not be able to edit them once you submit your request. The system gives you the opportunity to save your progress and continue completing the application at a later time.

You must attach evidence of quotes and/or professional estimates for any expense that is part of your proposal. Start filling out the application when you have the quotes available, as your application will not be considered without them.

You will receive a notification via email when you have successfully completed the application. If you do not, please check your spam or junk inbox.

This application will be open from November 5, 2021 to January 17, 2022.

Thank you!

Opens
Nov 5 2021 12:00 AM (VET)
Deadline
Jan 21 2022 09:00 AM (VET)