Kansas City, MO, in partnership with KC Community Gardens, has launched a grant program to help farmers and community gardens get access to water and improve their water management practices.
The program, KC Grow, provides funding to growers in Kansas City, MO for:
KC Grow Small Grants help gardeners and farmers implement their water audit recommendations. You may request a KC Grow Small Grant application after you complete a water audit. The grants fund the following:
Other water access projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis if they are recommended on the water audit. Grant funds can be requested to cover 90 percent of your project. You must demonstrate the ability to pay the remaining percentage of your project cost.
Grants can fund up to 90 percent of the cost of a project.
Grants under $1,000 can be submitted at any time. These grant requests are reviewed on a bi-monthly basis.
Grants requests over $1,000 are reviewed two times per year and awarded as scheduled:
Application deadline- August 27, 2021 with grants awarded September 24, 2021.
Application deadline- January 28, 2022 with grants awarded February 25, 2022.
Go to the KC Grow page for more information and request a “Water Audit” to begin the process.