KRC to Participate in UAIP Implementation Grant Project
This past summer the Kansas Rural Center assisted Common Ground Producers and Growers (Wichita) with their application for the Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (UAIP) grant from the USDA, which was selected for funding!
Common Ground was chosen as one of only seven organizations across the United States to be awarded money for Implementation Projects under this grant, and KRC is very proud to be involved!
The grant will work towards facilitating the development of entrepreneurial projects such as job training, use of farm equipment and land, mentoring, and other business development assistance to new and beginning farmers. Other objectives include increasing food production and access as well as expanding community gardens and/or non-profit farms in the Wichita area.
KRC staff will be assisting Common Ground Producers and Growers in documenting and evaluating their program and its successes.