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HB22-1364

Food Pantry Assistance Grant Program

Concerning extension of the food pantry assistance grant program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subject:
Human Services
Bill Summary

The food pantry assistance grant program is set to repeal on June 30, 2023. The bill extends the food pantry assistance grant program through July 1, 2028.

For the 2022-23 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $5 million from the general fund. For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $3.5 million from the general fund. For the 2024-25 state fiscal year through the 2026-27 state fiscal year, the bill appropriates $2 million annually from the general fund to be used only for the purchase of Colorado agricultural products; agricultural products that hold cultural significance for indigenous first nations people, or for other cultures or subcultural groups, including the ways in which those agricultural products are produced; agricultural products sold by agricultural producers located within 400 miles of the grant recipient; agricultural products sold by indigenous first nations producers located within Colorado and in neighboring states; and technical assistance.

The bill allows up to $100,000 annually of the appropriation to be used to hire a nonprofit entity to provide technical assistance to a grant recipient to train food pantries and assist in the location and purchase of Colorado agricultural products. The bill also allows a grant recipient to pre-purchase Colorado agricultural products.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

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