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Staff Contact: Mike Dupree
2019-2020 DURHAM COUNTY AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM
The Durham County Board of County Commissioners has approved an Agricultural Economic Development Grant Program and has allocated $50,000 for this fiscal year. The program purpose is to offer cost share grants to assist farmers along with promoting Agriculture Development and Outdoor Environmental Learning Centers in schools.
The County has a successful economic development plan that offers cash incentives to businesses that create jobs in the community. This incentive programs mimics the same outcome but is directed to support farms, new and beginning entrepreneurs and to support agriculture education in schools.
This program will provide two types of grants:
- Small grants for Agriculture Development in schools: Up to $1,000.00
- Grants for farmers: Up to $10,000.00
2020-2021 Training events will be offered to assist interested applicants with the application process. Extra points will be awarded to anyone that attends one of the training's below:
Training Dates: TBD
2020-2021 Application Deadline: TBD
Click here to view the application and to apply (check back the end of July)
Notification: Award recipients will be notified by letter by TBD.
- If awarded you must attend a future training before implementation.