$40K in Urban Agriculture funding announced for the 190th District

State Rep. Amen Brown, D-Phila., has announced new funding for the 190th Legislative District which has been awarded through the Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program.

Local Grown Salads North Philadelphia Opportunity Zone Fund LLC has been awarded grant funding for grow lights, grow units, software and lab equipment in the amount of $40,000.

“We are looking for urban agricultural solutions to ensure our ecosystems transition to sustainable methods,” Brown said. “To accomplish this, we must prioritize innovative approaches and maximize opportunities for collaboration, and this funding will help do both.”

The Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program (UAI) provides funding in the form of reimbursement grants to eligible applicants seeking to improve urban agriculture infrastructure in Pennsylvania.

The grants awarded aim to build out the infrastructure of urban agriculture by investing in the system, filling gaps, encouraging entities to work together, finding ways to bring operations to a greater scale, overcoming food deserts, and opening opportunities for people to become social entrepreneurs.

More information on the program can be found at agriculture.pa.gov.