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Department of Agriculture & Markets

The Community Gardens Program
(718) 722-2830

Community Gardens Funding


New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
The purpose of the Community Gardens Capacity Building Grant Program is to strengthen existing community gardens and support local garden coalitions through this one-time grant offering.  Grants for up to $5,000 can be used for capacity building efforts such as leadership development and organizational planning, membership recruitment activities, and strengthening a community gardens role within its neighborhood.  No match required.  The Request for Applications (RFA) is posted in the Funding section of our website: http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/RFPS.html.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Community Grants Parks and Acquisition Programs
Municipalities or not-for-profit entities can apply for matching funds to acquire or preserve, rehabilitate or restore land for community gardening purposes.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant Program
Community gardening organizations are eligible to apply for grants to fund projects that address environmental and related public health issues. Projects must address multiple harms and risks to communities and communicate project results to the community residents.