First-ever recipients of Urban Agriculture Grants and Cooperative Agreements announced by USDA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the first-ever recipients of $4.1 million of its Urban Agriculture grants and cooperative agreements through its Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP).
“The applicants showcased the breadth of creativity in urban agriculture projects from non-profits, tribal and local governments, and schools across the US,” Under Secretary for marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach said.
The UAIP Competitive Grants Program gives support to a wide range of activities through two grant types – Planning Projects and Implementation Projects.
Activities include providing job training and education, operating community gardens, boosting food production and access in economically distressed communities, and developing business plans.