The Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program supports a wide range of activities through two grant types, which are Planning Projects and Implementation Projects. Activities include operating community gardens and nonprofit farms, increasing food production and access in economically distressed communities, providing job training and education, and developing business plans and zoning. Priority was given to projects located in or targeting an Opportunity Zone, which is a census tract designation for low-income communities.
USDA is awarding approximately $1.14 million for three Planning Projects and approximately $1.88 million for seven Implementation Projects.
Planning Project recipients:
For a complete list of grant and cooperative agreement recipients and project summaries, visit farmers.gov/urban.
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Our very own Christa Leonard was on the news today showcasing the positive impact that our community farm program is having in Atlanta!