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Kansas City Get Farming Mini Grants

Due December 19, 2022


About

Are you a farmer in the Kansas City Metro area who is looking to increase your capacity for production and distribution of food? Are you a business that exists to help growers become more productive? Cultivate Kansas City, in collaboration with the Health Forward Foundation and Hall Family Foundation, offers Get Farming Mini Grants of up to $3,500 to support the growth of urban farmers.

The purpose of the mini grants is to help existing farms expand their capacity to produce food within the Kansas City metropolitan area.


Eligibility

Grants are available to

  • Farmers selling produce with at least one year of documented sales,

  • 501(c)3 organizations or a project that has fiscal sponsorship of a 501(c)3, or

  • Entrepreneurs looking to increase services for urban farmers

who practice in Kansas City, MO (including portions of Clay and Platte counties), Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette counties in Missouri or Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas.

If you do not currently have sponsorship of a 501(c)3, please email Ami Freeberg or call 913-713-9264, and Cultivate KC may be able to work with you to find a sponsor.

Priority is given to farms who produce food for residents with limited access to fresh, locally grown food and to growers who are Black, Indigenous, New Americans, or People of Color.


Terms

Funds may be requested for

  • Expansion costs: equipment that will allow you to increase production, one-time costs associated with bringing new land into production, or adding a new production system.

  • Infrastructure: Constructing a packing shed, building a greenhouse, installing a permanent irrigation system, cold storage, etc.

  • Projects that will increase farmer services such as: community greenhouses, equipment rentals, and farmer co-ops will also be eligible.

Grant restrictions

  • Funds may be used only for projects/farms that raise food (vegetables, fruits, dairy, meat or other edible farm product) in the Kansas City metro area (defined above).

  • Funds will not be awarded to farmers who have received a Get Farming Mini Grant in the past two years. If you received an award prior to that, you are eligible to apply again.

  • Funds are available for projects that are not eligible for other urban agriculture grants or matching programs.


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Details

Deadline

December 19, 2022

Financial Instrument

Grant

Minimum Award Amount

January 1, 500

Maximum Award Amount

$3,500

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Markus Spiske


Updated November 19, 2022

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