ALASKA GROWN RESTAURANT REWARDS PROGRAM
The Alaska Grown Restaurant Rewards Program is designed to reward foodservice partners who purchase and promote the use of Alaska Grown specialty crops. A foodservice may be reimbursed up to 20% for buying Alaska Grown produce from Alaska Grown members. Funding for this program comes from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant for the reimbursement of specialty crops only. In the future we hope to have the funding to reimburse for items such as meat, dairy and aquaculture products. Being a “Rewards” program we wanted to establish a sliding scale for those that reach our expectations of promotion and others that perhaps didn't know what we expected or are unable to achieve the ultimate promotion efforts. We have therefore created an expectation Rubric to establish your score. These scores are open for recalculation every three months! So although you may not have achieved the full 20% now, you can achieve the full reimbursement in the future by meeting the highest promotion activities. We think this will be a great asset and become a true “Rewards” program.