Webinars on USDA Opportunities for Urban Agriculture Grants and Cooperative Agreements

USDA is hosting webinars to explain the purpose, project types, eligibility and basic requirements for applying for recent opportunities from the USDA Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production.

June 3, 11a.m.- 1p.m. Pacific TimeRegister and view the webinar for Grants for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production.  $3 million is available for competitive grants to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects through two categories, Planning Projects and Implementation Projects.  Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 6, 2020 through Grants.gov.

June 4, 11a.m. – 1p.m. Pacific TimeRegister and view the webinar for Cooperative Agreements for Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction. $900,000 is available for local governments to host a Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) pilot project for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The cooperative agreements will support projects that develop and test strategies for planning and implementing municipal compost plans and food waste reduction plans. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 26, 2020 through Grants.gov.

Recordings of the webinars will be posted at farmers.gov/urban.

More information, including frequently asked questions, can be found at www.farmers.gov/urban.

Questions about grant and cooperative agreement opportunities can be sent to UrbanAgriculture@usda.gov.