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SE Michigan Schools Can Apply for Garden Mini-Grants, Deadline Feb. 24

SE Michigan Schools Can Apply for Garden Mini-Grants, Deadline Feb. 24

(MSU Extension, Feb. 6, 2020)

Oakland, Wayne and Macomb county schools have until Feb. 24 to apply for a Southeast Michigan School Garden mini-grant that could provide up to $1,500 for schools and early care and education sites to support garden programming during the 2020 grant year.

With funding provided by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Michigan State University Extension will award approximately 15 grants for schools or early care and education sites that are planning or implementing school garden programming. Grant awards will range from $500 – $1,500. In addition to funding, grantees will receive training, technical assistance, and connection to a network of peers. The grant year is from March 30, 2020 – March 29, 2021.

The mini-grant program offers planning and implementation grants to schools or early care nd education sites located in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties. The application must be submitted by an employee of the school or early education site affiliated with the garden.

Planning grants help schools and early care and education sites that are in the beginning phases of creating a school garden. Planning grantees will create a school garden action plan and form a school garden team by the end of the grant period. Implementation grants help schools and early care and education sites that are ready to establish a school garden or will expand their school garden program. Implementation applicants must have a school garden team. Implementation grantees will create a school garden sustainability plan to maintain the garden and activities beyond the grant period.

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses. For more than 100 years, MSU Extension has helped grow Michigan’s economy by equipping Michigan residents with the information that they need to do their jobs better, raise healthy and safe families, build their communities and empower our children to dream of a successful future.

Visit the Southeast Michigan School Garden Mini-grant page for more details regarding the grant program, eligibility, and requirements. Applications are due Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.

https://www.canr.msu.edu/community_food_systems/school-gardens/school-garden-mini-grants

 

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