Urban & Non-Traditional Agriculture Matching Grant Program

Missouri Department of Agriculture


Grant amount: Up to US $7,500

Anticipated deadline: Oct 1, 2018

Applicant type: For-Profit Business Nonprofit Working Professional

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Missouri

Location of residency: Missouri

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Overview:

The Urban & Non-Traditional Agriculture Matching Grant Program funded through the Missouri Department of Agriculture, awards grants of up to $7,500 for reimbursement of expenses associated with urban and non-traditional agriculture. Urban and non-traditional agriculture encompass urban agricultural projects and non-traditional agricultural activities which may include introducing new crop or product to an area, expanding the use of or adding value to agricultural products. Projects should assist the development of small agribusinesses, production infrastructure, direct distribution venues and workforce development. Projects that demonstrate an economic benefit and potential for sustainable revenue generation and job creation will be given priority.

This is a competitive grant program and funds may be used to:

  • Assist farmers’ markets, develop small agribusinesses and implement production infrastructure, direct distribution venues and agricultural workforce development. 
  • Provide training and develop skills for agricultural business sustainability.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Matching Requirements: Applicant must provide at minimum a $1:$1 match for the project 
  • Examples of eligible expenses:
    • Equipment/Materials
    • Business plan development
    • Marketing
    • Project-approved supplies

Preferences:

  • Priority Consideration: Will be given to projects that demonstrate an economic benefit that will generate potential for sustainable revenue and job creation. 

Ineligibility:

  • Examples of ineligible expenses:
    • Food purchase
    • Salaries/payroll for employees
    • Donations/contributions to fundraisers
    • Supplies/expenses not previously approved