July 17, 2023

Food Insecure Cost-Share Grant Funds Available

Applications must be received by Aug. 31, 2023.


The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the availability of Food Insecure Cost-Share Grant funds of up to $50,000 per project. Applications for the grant funds must benefit residents affected by food insecurity in areas which have been designated as an urbanized area by the United States Census Bureau, and are due by Aug. 31, 2023. Projects must be complete or near completion and ready for inspection by March 31, 2024.

The Food Insecure Cost-Share Grant will fund projects that support farmers markets and other economic development initiatives that work to reduce food insecurity in urban areas. Applicants will only be reimbursed for 75% of the total project expenses made during the grant period.

This is a competitive grant program and funds may be used to: increase food production and availability within an urban area; demonstrate growth of local economic communities; increase local economic impact; increase availability of food to local residents; or enhance already established areas within a community and provide assistance to the community.

Projects must reside in areas which have been designated as an urbanized area by the 2020 United States Census Bureau. 

Applications, a list of eligible expenses and grant requirements can be found online at https://agriculture.mo.gov/abd/financial/food-insecure.php.

To learn more about the Missouri Department of Agriculture and other financial assistance, please visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov.