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Staff Contact: Mike Dupree





The Durham County Soil & Water Conservation District Board and the Durham County Farmland Protection Advisory Board are now accepting applications for the  Durham County Agricultural Economic Development Grant Program. 

The Durham County Board of County Commissioners has approved an Agricultural Economic Development Grant Pilot Program and has allocated $25,000 for this fiscal year. The programs purpose is to offer cost share grants to assist farmers/Farmers’ Markets and promote Agriculture Development in schools.

Applications are accepted for individual farmers/Farmers’ Markets and to support Agriculture Development in schools.

The program will provide two types of grants:

  • Small grants for Agriculture  Development in schools: Up to $1,000.00
  • Grants for farmers/Farmers’ Markets: Up to $5,000.00

Please click on the link below to apply for the grant. All applications are due by Midnight October 15, 2017.

Farmer Grant application

The complete applications can be emailed, mailed or hand delivered to:

Durham County Soil & Water Conservation District

721 Foster St.

Durham, NC 27701

Grant award notification will be no later than November 7, 2017.