The Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program will provide $500,000 in grants to improve agriculture infrastructure in urban areas, the aggregation of product, sharing of resources, and support for community development efforts. Projects must include improvements to agricultural infrastructure in urban areas and support for community development in the project service area. Two types of grants can be awarded: “microgrants” and “collaboration” grants. Microgrants of up to $2,500 can be used for one-time projects or a single-entity applicant. Collaboration grants (up to $50,000) demonstrate cooperative or regional efforts that share resources, aggregate agricultural products or producers, promote the sharing of resources among agricultural entities, and support community development.
Applications are due September 6, 2019.