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USDA Announces Recipients of Urban Agriculture Grants and Cooperative Agreements


On October 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the selection of recipients for more than $6.6 million in grants and cooperative agreements through the Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production.

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. USDA is awarding $4.75 million for 10 Planning Projects and 11 Implementation Projects.

Through Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) Projects, USDA is investing $1.92 million in 24 pilot projects to develop and implement strategies for municipal compost plans and food waste reduction plans.

Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Competitive Grants

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.

USDA is awarding $4.75 million for 10 Planning Projects and 11 Implementation Projects. Recipients include projects in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and West Virginia.

Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction Project

Through Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) Projects, USDA is investing approximately $1.92 million in 24 pilot projects to develop and implement strategies for municipal compost plans and food waste reduction plans. USDA prioritized projects that anticipate or demonstrate economic benefits, incorporate plans to make compost easily accessible to farmers, including community gardeners, integrate other food waste strategies, including food recovery efforts and collaborate with multiple partners.

Recipients include projects in Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Read and learn more HERE!: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/...
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