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Free refrigerators and freezers are available for corner stores, small businesses, and food donation programs serving low income communities across California.

Up to $9 million is available in grants. Apply Today!

The Community Environmental Council (CEC), in partnership with the
Santa Barbara County Food Action Network (SBCFAN), is helping potential applicants confirm their eligibility for the equipment grant, navigate the grant application process in AmpliFund, determine equipment costs and options and connect to contractors familiar with and trained to install highly energy efficient refrigeration equipment. CEC and SBCFAN will not submit applications on behalf of applicants.

Who Can Apply?

  • Corner stores
  • Small businesses
  • Food donation programs
  • Cities, counties, nonprofits, or Tribal governments may also apply for equipment on behalf of eligible sites and may apply for up to 20% of total grant awards to provide technical assistance.

I Think I’m Eligible — What Now?

Fill out the form at A member of our team will reach out to you about eligibility, next steps, and how to start the grant application on AmpliFund.

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