Now through August 29th, Austin Fresh will accept project ideas to combat the challenges of providing affordable, plentiful, and healthy food in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago's west side. Submission details can be found on our Austin Fresh Program Page and FAQ guide. For more application details or assistance, please email

Austin Fresh is a $1 Million annual fund created to expand healthy retail options, support community gardens and local food production, grow food enterprises, and protect and strengthen food assistance programs in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's west side.