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USDA Sets July 30 Deadline For Urban AG Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting grant applications for Urban Agriculture and Production (UAIP), a grant that is designed to allow community organizations to plan for and implement urban agriculture strategies.

The deadline for grant applications is July 30.

Urban Ag projects are ways to build community, food security and nutrition efforts.  The grant also supports production efforts, including high-yield hydroponics, shipping containers and vertical growing.

There are two categories under the UAIP competitive opportunity: Planning Projects and Implementation Projects.  Planning projects initiate or expand efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, government officials, schools and other stakeholders in urban and suburban areas. 

Projects may target areas of food access, education, business and start-up costs for new farmers, urban agroforestry or food forests and development of policies related to zoning and other needs of urban production.

Implementation projects accelerate existing and emerging models of urban, indoor and other agricultural practices that serve multiple farmers.  Projects will improve local food access and collaborate with partner organizations and may support infrastructure needs, emerging technologies, educational endeavors and urban farming policy implementation.

This grant opportunity does not require a cash match.  Planning grant awards range from $50,000 to $100,000, while Implementation grant awards can range from $50,000 to $300,000.

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