2018 Urban Agriculture Grant

Mid-Ohio Foodbank is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds for urban agriculture projects that will help build sustainable community gardens, urban farms, and small scale agriculture projects within the City of Columbus, Ohio. This includes projects involving the use of high tunnels that will provide residents in low-income neighborhoods with direct access to fresh fruits and vegetables. By making grants from award funds to assist local projects, Mid-Ohio Foodbank intends to further its charitable purpose of ending hunger one nourishing meal at a time.

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.

Applications and supporting information must be submitted through the online application website: https://urbanagriculturegrant.awardsplatform.com/

Click here to download the Urban Agriculture Grant flyer.

Click here to view the 2017 Urban Agriculture Grant Funded Projects


Below is the full request for proposal and application questions and requirements:


Important Dates:

  • Information session: Wednesday, March 14 (3-4:15 p.m., Marion Franklin Opportunity Center)
  • High tunnel workshop: Wednesday, March 14 (4:30-5:30 p.m., Clarfield Farm)
  • Applications due: Monday, April 2 (submit by noon)
  • Finalist site visits: On-going during second, third and fourth weeks of April
  • Grant period: May 16 through November 16

PLEASE NOTEAward Force has scheduled routine site maintenance on April 2nd from 3-4am during which the site will be down. You should have access to the site after this 60 minute window, but if some reason the maintenance page stays up just let us know at mofgrants@midohiofoodbank.org.


Information Session Materials


Grant questions can be directed to: mofgrants@midohiofoodbank.org. Questions will be accepted until noon Friday, March 30. All questions and answers will be posted regularly on this webpage.


For technical questions about your growing project, please contact Tim McDermott of OSU Franklin County Extension.