The AGRI Urban Agriculture Grant Program encourages urban youth agricultural education and urban agriculture community development within city limits of urban or peri-urban areas.

Grants help organizations and communities obtain the materials and services necessary to successfully promote urban youth agricultural education and urban agriculture community development.
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Applicant Eligibility

The following groups are eligible to apply:

  • For-profit businesses
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Schools
  • Local government entities
  • Native American tribal communities

Project Eligibility

Eligible grant projects include the purchase and installation of equipment; capital expenditures (costs incurred to make physical improvements to or construct a facility); and/or dedicated staff contractor time. Projects must be located in or serve communities that meet one of the following criteria:

  • Cities with a population over 10,000, or
  • Cities with a population between 5,000 and 10,000, where at least ten percent of the population is living at or below 200 percent of the poverty line and/or at least ten percent of the population is comprised of Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) community members as determined by the United States Census Bureau, or
  • Located within the boundaries of federally recognized tribal land and serving tribal community members, regardless of population size. You'll find a list of eligible cities and tribal areas in the Request for Proposals.

Amounts Available

A total of $551,000 is available in Fiscal Year 2022. Applicants may request between $2,500 and $50,000 per project. A cash match is not required.


We expect the next application period to begin in the fall of 2021; updated program materials will be posted at that time.

Applications are due no later than 4:00 pm Central Time on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

Read the full Urban Agriculture Request for Proposals (English PDF) or Subvención Agrícola Urbana Invitación a presentar propuestas (Spanish PDF) for eligibility and requirements and apply online.

You can also review the list of past projects and request a copy of up to three applications to help you prepare.

If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact the program administrator.