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File #: 22-5644    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 9/9/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by the Commissioner of Precinct 4 for approval to accept from the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funds in the amount of $240,955, with no match requirement, for the USDA/Texas A&M/Precinct 4 Farm & Ranch Park Project.
Department: Commissioner, Precinct 4
Department Head/Elected Official: Commissioner Jack Cagle

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Supplemental RCA

Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the Commissioner of Precinct 4 for approval to accept from the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funds in the amount of $240,955, with no match requirement, for the USDA/Texas A&M/Precinct 4 Farm & Ranch Park Project.
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Background and Discussion:

Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Urban Agriculture, the purpose of this grant program is to encourage and promote urban, indoor, and other emerging agricultural practices, including community gardens and farms located in urban areas, suburbs, and urban clusters; rooftop farms, outdoor vertical production, and green walls; indoor farms, greenhouses, and high-tech vertical technology farms; hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic farm facilities; and other innovations in agricultural production, such as agroforestry and food forests, as determined by the Secretary.

Expected Impact:

The grant will be used to develop curriculum, facilities, educational gardens, educational orchards and raised beds to teach the public about growing foods that will then be used to combat food desert challenges in Precinct 4.

Alternative Options:

None.

Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and Safety
_x Economic Opportunity
_ Housing
_ Public Health
_ Transportation
_ Flooding
_ Environment
x_ Governance and Customer Service

Prior Court Action (if any):
Date
Agenda Item #
Action Taken
7/20/21
21-3296
Application authorized

Location:
Address (if applicable):
Precinct(s): Choose an item.

Fiscal and Personnel Summary
Service Name
Farm & Ranch...

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