City of Chicago Announces Community Growers Program

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The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) and partner agency NeighborSpace are reminding residents that the first round of applications for the City’s Community Growers Program are open until April 1, 2023. Through a competitive Request for Proposal process, BACP selected NeighborSpace to administer the program alongside a collective of partner organizations: Chicago Food Policy Action Committee (CFPAC), Community Food Navigator, DePaul Steans Center, Grow Greater Englewood, Advocates for Urban Agriculture, Urban Growers Collective, and Windy City Harvest. The first round of applications is open through April 1, 2023. Interested urban growers can start applying for assistance through the Community Growers Program at This program, designed in partnership with the City of Chicago Food Equity Council, is a $2M investment in urban agriculture with the goal to increase food equity in communities with a history of disinvestment by encouraging the development of urban agriculture sites by local growers.

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