Compost bin at NCAT's SIFT farm

Composting and Food Waste Reduction Pilot Project

Applications must be received by September 4, 2024.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, under the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production, is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants to host a Composting and Food Waste Reduction pilot project. This program provides financial assistance to municipalities, school districts, counties, local governments, special district governments, tribal governments, or tribal organizations to carry out food waste reduction and composting objectives. The agency expects to award a total of approximately $7.8 million to as many as 30 two-year projects through this opportunity. Applicants are required to match 25% of the total federal share.