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.

Grants help organizations and communities obtain the materials and services necessary to successfully promote urban youth agricultural education and urban agriculture community development.Group of ethnically diverse kids planting an urban rooftop garden

Applicant Eligibility

The following groups are eligible to apply:

  • For-profit businesses
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Schools
  • Local government entities
  • Native American tribal communities

Project Eligibility

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 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 application period is now open. All applications must be received by 4:00 Central Time on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Read the full Request for Proposals (PDF) and apply online. If you need the application in an alternative format, contact the program administrator.