The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting applications for the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation Urban Agriculture Grant. MDA will award up to $280,500 to eligible applicants serving communities within cities with a population over 10,000 or cities with population of at least 5,000 where at least 10% of the population is living at or below 200% of the poverty line or comprised of people of color/Native American tribal community members. Tribal communities are also eligible, regardless of population size. MDA expects to award 50% of the available funds to projects located in or serving communities of color or Native American tribal communities. Eligible project expenses include equipment purchases and physical improvements, and dedicated staff/contractor time. Applicants may request a maximum of $50,000 per project, and the total project cost may be covered by the grant.
Applications are due by January 14, 2021.