Organizations can launch or expand an urban agriculture or community garden project using micro-grants from the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee recently announced organizations wanting to launch or expand an urban agriculture or community garden project to benefit their neighborhood can apply for micro-grants from the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

The micro-grant program offers up to $1,000 per project for supplies, materials, seeds or minor equipment. This year, in the second round of the program, $20,000 in reimbursement funding is available statewide. Projects in New Castle County are eligible for matching funds because of a pledge from the New Castle County Conservation District.

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations, religious organizations, municipalities, schools or organized neighborhood associations. For-profit businesses and individuals are not eligible.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 2017. For more information and an application, visit de.gov/urbanag, email dda.marketing@state.de.us or call 698-4500.