City of Cincinnati Offering Mini-Grants to Fund Urban Agriculture

March 13, 2017 4:21 PM | Anonymous

The City of Cincinnati is offering mini-grants to support urban agriculture in 2017. Funds are available for agricultural production and growing sites as well as aggregation distribution sites. To qualify for funding, the location of the growing site or distribution site must be within the City of Cincinnati. Applicants can be non-profit or for profit corporations and other entities may be considered. Grants are not made to individuals.

In 2016, the City’s Urban Agriculture Program dispersed funds to 26 sites with the average grant being approximately $800.00. For the first time, in addition to the urban agriculture funds available through the Office of Environment and Sustainability, the Department of Community and Economic Development has $30,000 for land acquisition or development of new urban agriculture gardens or farms on current vacant or blighted properties.

Attached you will find the program criteria and guidelines, as well as an application for funding. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Local food production and distribution plays an important role in addressing health, social, economic and environmental issues. This funding provides support to the urban agriculture efforts within the City.

For more information please contact Robin Henderson at or at 513-352-5340

View the criteria and application here.

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