November 29, 2018

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is extending the application deadline for The Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Urban Agriculture Grant program due to popular demand and to allow applicants sufficient time to develop strong proposals.

A total of $250,000 in grant funding is available to aid organizations and communities in obtaining the materials and services necessary to successfully promote urban youth agricultural education and urban agriculture community development. The grant is available to non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, schools, Native American tribal communities, and local government entities located in or serving eligible areas.

Applicants may request a maximum of $50,000 per project, and up to 100 percent of the total project cost may be covered by the grant. Half of the award may be requested as an advance.

The application deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 4:00 PM CST. For more information about the AGRI Urban Agriculture Grant, including detailed information about how to apply, visit


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