Tribal Elder Community Food Box Program

​​​The application period for the Tribal Elder Community Food Box Program is open through 5 p.m. on March 29, 2024. Review the following for more information:

​The 2023 - 2025 State Budget included $1.5 million annually for a Tribal Elder Community Food Box Program.

93.485 Tribal elder community food box program. From the appropriation under s. 20.115 (4) (k), the department shall provide grants to one or more nonprofit food assistance organizations for the purpose of purchasing and distributing food to tribal elders and for the purpose of supporting the growth and operations of food producers participating in the program under this section.

Rules for the Tribal Elder Community Foo​d Box Program will follow Wisconsin Administrative Code ch. ATCP 163, which is the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Administrative Rule for Grants (proposals, evaluations, contracts, verifications, and public access).

DATCP recognizes the significance of food sovereignty to the Tribal nations and values the opportunity to collaborate through this funding to purchase and distribute culturally appropriate foods in the Tribal nations.​ ​The program is anticipated to launch in February ​2024​.  To receive updates, sign up through GovDelivery.