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Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP) Competitive Grants Program

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

A webinar has been pre-recorded and is available at https://youtu.be/hgVgYgU9SU0 and
the presentation and supporting information are posted in the “Related Documents” tab of this opportunity. The recorded webinar is also available on http://www.usda.gov/topics/urban/grants.

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Governments
  • Native/Tribal Entities
  • Non-profits

Program Purpose:

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Development
  • Education and Workforce Development

Reserved for Energy



Natural Resources Conservation Service

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


The primary goal of the UAIP pilot project is to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production. The two types of UAIP grants being made available for application under this NFO are Planning Projects and Implementation Projects. Planning Projects are for supporting the development of projects that will either initiate, build upon, or expand the efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, government officials, schools, members of tribal communities, and other stakeholders in areas where access to fresh foods are limited or unavailable. Implementation Projects are for accelerating existing and emerging models of urban and/or innovative agricultural practices that serve multiple farmers or gardeners. Innovation may include new and emerging, as well as traditional or indigenous, agricultural practices.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

A recorded webinar on the program can be found here.

Contact Information

For questions preparing the application:

Jose Berna

Grants Specialist

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