Mid-Ohio Foodbank invests in community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects within the City of Columbus to provide residents in low-income neighborhoods with direct access to fresh fruits and vegetables, specially by using high tunnels.

2019 Urban Agriculture Grant




The Urban Agriculture Grant program provides financial and technical support to enhance urban growing projects into productive, sustainable urban farms and gardens. In addition to improving the community’s access to healthy, fresh food grown within the community, projects also engage and educate neighbors around healthy eating and living.

Funding to Mid-Ohio Foodbank to make these grants in support of projects has been provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service pursuant to award number 68-5E34-16-798 and CFDA number 10.902.

Application Submission Information

Applications and supporting information must be submitted through the online application website.

Request for proposal and application questions and requirements

Important Dates

  • Applications due: Monday, February 11 (submit by 12:00 noon)
  • Finalist site visits: On-going during between February 25- March 15
  • Grant period: April – December 2018

(*) Required participation to receive funding for a high-tunnel

Grant Information Session Materials and Q & A

Other Information

If you have questions related to your growing project (relating to technical aspects of your project such as high-tunnel placement; irrigation system; row cover options), please contact Tim McDermott of OSU Franklin County Extension.