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USDA Announces Grants for Urban Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture is accepting grant applications to support urban agriculture and innovative production. Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Terry Cosby, says, “These projects will add to the important work communities are doing to build food security in underserved areas.”

Since 2020, the grants have invested more than $46.8 million in 186 projects across the country, and they’re part of USDA’s broad support for urban and innovative producers. UAIP grants are available to a wide range of individuals and entities, including local and Tribal governments, nonprofits, and schools. The program provides grants for two types of projects: Planning Projects and Implementation Projects. The program was established through the 2018 Farm Bill. It is led by NRCS and works in partnership with numerous USDA agencies that support urban agriculture and innovative production.

Applications for USDA’s Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production grants are due April 9, 2024, via grants.gov.

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