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New York Urban Farms and Community Gardens Grant Program

New York Department of Agriculture and Markets

Closed January 10, 2023

Across New York State, there are over one thousand community growing spaces in both rural and urban landscapes, and there is demand to establish more and expand existing sites. Most community growing spaces are in underserved communities and often, the mission to grow one’s own plot is to feed themselves. There is little capital to help maintain these plots. Similarly, coordinators of these spaces are often not-for-profits with limited support to expand and sustain capacity, develop infrastructure and secure reliable tenancy to the land. This grant program was established as a strategy to improve food security by making resources available to ensure the viability and sustainability of these community growing spaces.


  • Not-for-profit organizations

  • Not-for-profit Educational Institutions, including K-12 schools and universities

  • Municipal Government Entities

  • Community-led groups can work with a fiscal sponsor to apply

  • Indian tribal organizations

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted through the New York State Grants Gateway. Use the Grant Opportunity ID is AGM01- UFC23-2023 and follow the instructions to register and apply.


Release Date

December 20, 2022


January 10, 2023

Financial Instrument


Updated December 31, 2022

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