Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Competitive Grants Program

Applications are due by August 2, 2022.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is soliciting applications from eligible entities to host the Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Competitive Grants pilot project. Nonprofits, local and Tribal governments, and K-12 schools are eligible to apply for planning or implementation projects. Planning Projects are for supporting the development of projects that will either initiate, build upon, or expand the efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, government officials, schools, members of tribal communities, and other stakeholders in areas where access to fresh foods are limited or unavailable. Implementation Projects are for accelerating existing and emerging models of urban and/or innovative agricultural practices that serve multiple farmers or gardeners. Innovation may include new and emerging, as well as traditional or indigenous, agricultural practices. A total of $14.2 million is available, with individual grants ranging from $50,000 to $300,000.