The Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability, a nonprofit forum supporting the foodservice industry's drive for sustainable equipment and design, is currently accepting applications for its annual $5,000 sustainability grant.

Last year's HCFS grant recipient was Duluth Grill in Duluth, Minn.

According to a news release, the grant, now in its seventh year, is awarded to the individual or organization judged to have the "best-executed foodservice or grocery sustainability project of the year." Applications must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 28, 2014, and the recipient will be announced in mid-April.

The grant application form as well as rules and conditions are available for download at Applications are judged by the HCFS Fellows and the recipient must use the grant to invest in additional sustainability efforts.

Applications must include a financial analysis of the program that addresses the cost of implementation, continuing costs, cumulative costs saved and return on investment. Descriptions of specific foodservice equipment used to achieve sustainability goals, including ENERGY STAR qualified equipment, are also encouraged.

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