ABOUT THE AFWA CULINARY GRANT PROGRAM:

Launching into its third year of supporting culinary innovation and community giveback through its one-of-a-kind grant program, the Austin Food & Wine Alliance will award $30,000 in grants this year to selected organizations/individuals for the purpose of culinary innovation that contributes to the Austin and/or Central Texas community.

Grant Eligibility — Grant recipients must meet the following criteria:

• Food and beverage artisans, producers, culinary professionals or represent a culinary/food-focused non-profit serving the Austin and/or Central Texas community

• Must be located in Central Texas (within the following counties) – Bastrop, Bexar, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Gillespie, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hays, Kerr, Kendall, Lampasas, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson county

• Must demonstrate how the grant will be used for culinary innovation in their respective fields (including wine, beer, spirits and food industry)

• Must demonstrate community giveback and/or support the initiative will have on the community

• Represent fiduciary responsibility and transparency

• Must follow the reporting and accountability guidelines

• Attend Grant Awards ceremony on December 9, 2014

• Agree to participate in PR initiatives to promote AFWA & Grant Program, if asked

• Agree to AFWA website presence and mutual promotion of AFWA & grant program

• Must provide three (3) written reference letters as to why organization or individual should receive an AFWA grant and detail the reference’s relationships with the organization and/or individual