TNP Awarded $48K for Community Farming Program

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership has received a $48,918 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support its community farming efforts.

In a statement announcing the grant award, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said. “This investment will help the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership support local food producers and provide training and resources to local growers. Investing in local food producers not only benefits Ohioans who can eat nutritious, fresh foods – it also boosts our agriculture sector and grows our economy.”

With the grant money, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership will expand farm business education, create a system where community members can share seeds and plants, increase access to support resources and provide more support to local farmers for planning and development.

The grant was awarded through the USDA’s Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program. Established in 1996, it’s goal is to improve food access through developing community food projects that help promote the self-sufficiency of low-income communities

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.