USDA Grants Available for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production
$3 million in competitive grants is available to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects. USDA will accept applications on Grants.gov until midnight July 6, 2020.
Planning Projects should initiate or expand efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, government officials, schools, and other stakeholders in urban areas and suburbs. Projects may target areas of food access; education; business and start-up costs for new farmers; and development of policies related to zoning and other needs of urban production.
Implementation Projects should accelerate existing and emerging models of urban, indoor, and other agricultural practices that serve multiple farmers. Projects will improve local food access and collaborate with partner organizations and may support infrastructure needs; emerging technologies; educational endeavors; and urban farming policy development.
A webinar will be held June 3, 2020 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webinar will provide an overview of the grants’ purpose, project types, eligibility, and basic requirements for the submission of an application.
Learn more including how to apply: https://www.farmers.gov/manage/urban/opportunities