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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture launches new AGRI urban agriculture grant

$250,000 in grant funding for urban youth agricultural education or urban agriculture community development

Minnesota Department of Agriculture
March 2, 2018

“The AGRI Urban Agriculture grants offer an exciting opportunity to introduce kids and youth to agriculture before they leave the K-12 school system,” said grant administrator Erin Connell. “Urban Ag funds can be used in a wide variety of ways as long as they teach youth in urban areas about agriculture, or assist in community development through agriculture. It would be great to see people using funds to build teaching labs, facilitate on-the-job ag-related training, or even to start an urban 4-H club or FFA chapter.”

Projects must be located in or serve communities located in a city with a population over 10,000 or located in a city with a population between 5,000 and 10,000 where at least ten percent of the population is living at or below 200% of the poverty line and/or where at least ten percent of the population is comprised of people of color and/or Native American tribal community members as determined by the United States Census Bureau. In addition, projects serving tribal communities are eligible regardless of population size, if located within the boundaries of federally recognized tribal land.

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