October 04, 2023

Urban Agriculture Cost-Share Grants Announced

Funds benefit urban agriculture operations.


The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced today that eight projects will receive funding through the Urban Agriculture Cost-Share Grant. The competitive grant program will provide up to $10,000 per project to address expenses associated with urban agriculture.

Eligible projects may include introducing a new crop or product to an area, expanding the use of an agricultural product, or adding value to agricultural products. Projects that demonstrate an economic benefit and potential for sustainable revenue generation and job creation are given priority.

Examples of projects include developing small agribusinesses, implementing production infrastructure, creating direct distribution venues, developing agricultural workforce or providing training and development skills for agricultural business sustainability.

The following projects were awarded grant funding in 2023:

Antioch Urban Growers, Kansas City
GRO Health Center, St. Louis
Wildside Urban Farm, Kansas City
Sweet Mayhem, Kennett
Greathouse Garden, St. Louis
Faith Works Farm, Springfield
South Side Farms, Cape Girardeau
Old Town Cape, Cape Girardeau

More information about the Urban Agriculture Cost-Share Grant can be found at agriculture.mo.gov/abd/financial/urban. To learn more about the Missouri Department of Agriculture and other financial assistance, please visit Agriculture.Mo.Gov.