The AGRI Urban Agriculture Grant Program encourages urban youth agricultural education and urban agriculture community development within city limits of urban or peri-urban areas.
The following groups are eligible to apply:
- For-profit businesses
- Non-profit organizations
- Local government entities
- Native American tribal communities
Eligible grant projects include: the purchase and installation of equipment; capital expenditures (costs incurred to make physical improvements to, or construct a facility); and/or dedicated staff contractor time. Projects must be located in or serve communities that meet one of the following criteria:
- Cities with a population over 10,000, or
- Cities with a population between 5,000 and 10,000, where at least of ten percent of the population is living at or below 200 percent of the poverty line and/or at least ten percent of the population is comprised of people of color and/or Native American tribal community members as determined by the United States Census Bureau, or
- Located within the boundaries of federally recognized tribal land and serving tribal community members, regardless of population size. You'll find a list of eligible cities and tribal areas in the Request for Proposals.
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2021 funding will be posted in November 2020. Check back starting in November for the full RFP and to apply online.