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Salt Lake City Announces Grant for Development of Culinary Incubator Kitchen

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Salt Lake City is soliciting proposals from qualified individuals, government partners, non-profit organizations, for-profit business, and institutions to develop and manage a Culinary Incubator Kitchen (CIK) located within the Salt Lake City boundaries.

The Mayor and Salt Lake City Council have approved a total of $600,000 to support the development of a Culinary Incubator Kitchen in Salt Lake City. $350,000 will be available through a grant, while the additional $250,000 will be made available through a loan.

What is an incubator kitchen?

An incubator kitchen is designed to give small food businesses a competitive advantage when entering or continuing in the local marketplace by providing an affordable certified kitchen space for food prep.

Grant application process

Applicants should present a proposal to plan, construct, and operate the CIK in Salt Lake City using either an existing commercial kitchen or a commercial kitchen constructed specifically for this CIK project.

Interested parties must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Division of Sustainability by May 17, 2015 by 12:00 a.m. MDT.

If interested, please submit your LOI electronically to bridget.stuchly@slcgov.com, and include the following information;

  • Name of company or organization
  • Contact information
  • Potential location (if identified)
  • Potential partners (if identified)
  • Declaration of interest

Visit SLCgreen.com to download the grant application and learn more about this exciting opportunity!

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