Get Farming Mini Grants

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Are you a farmer in the Kansas City Metro area who is currently growing for sale, and looking to increase your capacity for production and/or distribution? Are you a business that exists to help growers become more productive? Cultivate Kansas City is collaborating with the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City to make funds available to support these activities to KC metro growers.

Purpose of the mini-grants: The purpose of the mini grants is to help existing farms expand their capacity to produce food for residents of Jackson County, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas, particularly residents with limited access to fresh, locally grown food. Grants are available to:

501c3 organizations or a project that has fiscal sponsorship of a 501c3

Farmers selling produce

Entrepreneurs looking to increase farmer services within a community

Food distribution projects

In order for an urban farmer to be eligible, they must have:

A state Retail Sales Tax License

At least one full production season of documented sales of their farm products (can be proven through submitting a copy of the previous year’s signed and submitted Federal Schedule F, or a year’s worth of Kansas Retailer’s Sales Tax Return ST-26 forms and/or Missouri Sales Tax Return, Form 53).

If a farmer has been selling, but does not have one or either of these, please contact Katherine Kelly at She will talk to you about what records you may have available to document your previous sales. If you do not currently have sponsorship of a 501c3, please call 913-515-2426 or and we may be able to work with you to find a sponsor.

Mini-Grant Workshop (Register here)
September 18, 2017 6 p.m. at Gibbs Road Farm, 4223 Gibbs Road Kansas City Ks, 66106 

Deadline for Applications
January 15, 2018 by 5 p.m. CST by email to

Decision and Award Letters Received
February 16, 2018

Contract Signing Period and Collection Period
February 17-28, 2018

Checks Issued Target Date
March 1, 2018

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300 E. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone (913) 831-2444 Copyright © 2018