H2O to Grow Grant Program, Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas

Jurisdiction Name: Wyandotte County
State/Province: KS
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality/County
Population: 161,777
Population Range: 50,000 to 249,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: investment
Year: 2013
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production
Keywords: community food and agriculture, community garden, community health, food desert, grant, grant program, health promoting, irrigation, local food, urban farming, water, water access, water conservation
Adopting Government Department(s):

Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas

Lead Implementing Entity(s): H2O to Grow Coalition
Support Entity(s):

Unified Government Health Department

Funding Amount: $50,000.00
Funding Sources: Unified Government Department of Public Works
Policy Outcome(s):

Established an H20 to Grow Grant Fund offering $50,000 in grant funds to community gardeners for water access. This grant provides qualified applicants with funding to pay the cost of installing a water tap to facilitate local growth of produce. Provides assistance for small scale growers to overcome the financial barrier of the cost of new water tap connections, the cost of which can range from four to nine thousand dollars.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1