AUA, FLO & Slow Food Chicago are excited to announce a second round of COVID-19 Farmer Support Grants.  These are grants of $1,000 (community gardens), $2,500 (farm businesses), or $10,000 (collaborative projects) available to Illinois farm businesses serving Chicagoland communities and Chicagoland community gardens who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of immediate financial support for one or more of the following:

Emergency Food Response | Farm Supplies  | Farmer Income Support | Food Safety Initiatives | Labor Support | Market Adaptation

AUA & FLO will be releasing more information soon about a larger capacity-building grant opportunity that will be available to Chicagoland Farm Businesses

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) empowers urban growers to foster thriving communities through sustainable agriculture and equitable food systems.

We envision a flourishing food system that promotes urban agriculture in the Chicago area as an integral part of community economic development, food security, environmental sustainability, and overall quality of life for the region, and in which practitioners, organizations, and residents can reap the benefits.


Check out AUA’s list of urban & sustainable agriculture opportunities, including job postings, grants & funding opportunities, and training.


Your donation maximizes AUA’s impact and grows the urban agriculture movement.


From our Urban Field Days to workshops, our community calendar connects you to events across the Chicago region.


Whether it’s navigating Chicago’s compost ordinance or finding a reputable seeds supplier near you, AUA’s Resource Guide connects you with the organizations and information that can help.