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K-State Research and Extension: 2013 The Kansas Community Gardens Project

Grants to Expand Access to
Healthy, Fresh Foods in Kansas

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Administered by K-State Research and Extension and funded through a grant from the Kansas Health Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/15/13

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in Kansas to non-profit or not for profit organizations to increase the public and private value of communities through the development of new community gardens. The clear and primary focus of these gardens is to increase and expand access to healthy, fresh foods. However, gardens may incorporate a secondary focus such as recreation, wildlife protection, etc.

The grant could provide funds for tools, equipment, water line installation, irrigation equipment, raised beds, or soil improvement materials.

Priority is given to new community gardens that have been started within the last 3 years.

Not funded:
-Permanent improvements made to an individual’s private property (Permanent improvements include water well installation, in ground water lines, etc. However, money could be spent on a movable shed, tools, equipment, plants, soil improvement, etc.)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 131585

Number of Grants:

20

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

One year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Non-profit or not for profit organizations are eligible to apply.
-Individuals may not sell produce grown in the garden. The garden group may sell produce only to help sustain the garden.
-Existing gardens that are still in the early stages of their development may qualify for grant funds if they can demonstrate a clear rationalization and explanation of how funds would help sustain the garden.

Pre-Application Information:

-Projects must be located on land with public access within the state of Kansas.
-Checks to awardees will be made available by April 1, 2013.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Evelyn Neier
4-H Youth Development
9822 Harvest Court
Wichita, KS 67212

If you have questions, contact Evelyn Neier at 785-410-3760 or eneier@ksu.edu.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas