Grant and cost-share opportunities are an important resource for many urban farms and gardens. We have compiled a list of funding opportunities that are available to Kansas City area farmers, gardeners, and food system organizations.
Keep an eye out for updates and please add to this list if you know of other opportunities to share with growers.
Get Farming Mini Grants of up to $3,500 are available to farmers in the Kansas City metro area to expand capacity to produce food locally and increase availability of fresh, locally grown food for residents with limited access. Learn more.
KC Grow Grants are funded by KC Water and administered by KC Community Gardens in partnership with Cultivate KC to help urban farms and community gardens in KCMO get access to water and improve their water management practices. Learn more.
The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute offers grants advice as a free service for Midwestern farmers, agricultural entrepreneurs, and institutions. Learn more about MFAI’s grants advising program and check out the grant writing resources they have put together.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition also publishes regular announcements about federal funding opportunities for sustainable agriculture and local food systems.