DC Urban Agriculture Small Grant Program

May 3, 2021 | DOEE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Grants Programs, News & Updates

I’d like to share information on an exciting funding opportunity available to you – The Chesapeake Bay Trust in partnership with the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and their Office of Urban Agriculture has recently opened the DC Urban Agriculture Small Grant Program

The application deadline is May 21, 2021 at 6pm – apply now or share within your networks! 


About the DC Urban Agriculture Small Grant Program: This grant program seeks to provide funding to building capacity for crop production and distribution, and to increase knowledge within farmers and District residents through agricultural education experiences. Food and nutrition education remains an integral component of an informed farm operation and contributes to healthy communities. The goals of the program are to support increased infrastructure and operations at urban farms and to advance strategies to support the success of agriculture initiatives for socially disadvantaged i farmers.
i According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a socially disadvantaged group is a group whose members have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice because of their identity as members of a group without regard to their individual qualities. (https://bit.ly/3ddTcvx
Maximum Request Amount: Up to $10,000
Funds available: $38,400
Eligible applicants: Applicants physically located in the District of Columbia that are Nonprofit organizations; Faith-based organizations; Universities/educational institutions; or Private Enterprises.
Project examples (include but not limited to):
  • Fencing, cold storage, wash/pack stations, sheds, pavilions for food processing and education events, hoop houses, greenhouses, and shipping containers for indoor growing
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture technology: lighting, hydroponic and aquaponic components
  • Utility Installation: water and electrical lines, solar panels
  • Farm equipment such as tools and irrigation supplies
To review the Request for Applications (RFA) and to apply, visit the Trust’s website – https://cbtrust.org/grants/district-of-columbia-urban-agriculture/
Have an idea but want to talk to through it before applying? Have questions after you read the RFA? Let’s chat! Contact Bre’Anna Brooks at bbrooks@cbtrust.org or (410) 974-2941, ext. 112.