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.
The following groups are eligible to apply:
- For-profit businesses
- Non-profit organizations
- Local government entities
- Native American tribal communities
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.
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.