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Community Garden Program

Grants to Wayne County, Michigan Nonprofits, Schools,
and Civic Groups to Create Community Gardens

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro)

Deadline Date:

01/26/18 5:00 PM


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Grants to Wayne County, Michigan churches, nonprofit and civic organizations, schools, and community groups to create local community gardens. Funding is intended to provide eligible applicants with the opportunity to create fresh produce for local residents and assist low-income residents experiencing food insecurity in Wayne County.

Acceptance into the Community Garden Program allows the applicant to receive Wayne Metro sponsorship through the receipt of seeds, plant starters, garden tools (as available), and technical assistance for the creation and harvesting a community garden. Awarded applicants are expected to ensure low-income community residents receive harvested, fresh produce in a timely manner.

Prospective gardens must meet/demonstrate the following requirements to be eligible for consideration:

- Access to a water source.
- Dedicated volunteers to create, maintain, and harvest a garden.
- Pick up seeds and plants on designated date and time.
- Plant all sponsored seeds and plants.
- Ensure all produce reach low-income community residents.
- Allow Wayne Metro staff to conduct monitoring visits and take photos of the garden.
- Complete all reporting documents by designated deadlines.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144288

Term of Contract:

Plants and seed distribution will take place in May of 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are provided to eligible local churches, nonprofit or civic organization, schools, and community groups.

Pre-Application Information:

To be considered for acceptance into the program, a completed and signed application and
order form must be submitted through email or mail by 5:00 PM on Friday, January 26, 2018.

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application.

Important Dates:
Applications Due: January 26, 2018 by 4:00 PM
Notification of Application Status: February 16, 2018
Plant and Seed Distribution: May 2018
Garden Monitoring Visits: June through September 2018
Garden Reporting Due: October 31, 2018

Contact Information:

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

Email or mail applications to:

Jenna Maxwell, Healthy Communities Program Manager

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
138 Cortland Street, Highland Park, MI 48203

Phone: (313)463.5523

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: Wayne County