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Grants to Virginia Community, Caregiving, and Educational
Organizations in Eligible Areas for Gardening Projects

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New River Valley Master Gardener Association (NRVMGA)

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Grants to Virginia community-based, caregiving, and educational organizations in eligible areas for gardening-related projects that involve, educate, or enhance the quality of life for participants. Applications are invited from organizations in Radford and the Counties of Giles, Floyd, Montgomery, and Pulaski.

Funding has been provided for, but is not limited to, creating public gardens (vegetable and flower), raising plants for sales (4-H), composting, purchasing plant labels and gardening tools, to name a few.

Qualifications - Applications will be evaluated on the following (in this order):
1. Educational value
2. Plan clarity, viability, and efficient use of funds
3. Positive environmental impact
4. Active involvement of participants
5. Long term maintenance if an on-going project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163052

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Estimated Size of Grant:

In past years, awards have ranged from $150 to $650.

Term of Contract:

Project must be started within six months and completed within one year of grant receipt or the grant money shall be returned to NRVMGA.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Educational, caregiving, and community-based organizations in the City of Radford and in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Pulaski and Montgomery (and towns within) are encouraged to apply.

In the past, grants have been awarded to public and private schools, 4-H groups, public libraries, other educational groups, as well as community gardens and nursing homes.

Grants will not be awarded for labor, services or salaries.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by November 1st, 2017.

Grant recipients will be announced and monies awarded by January 31, 2018.

More information about The New River Valley Master Gardeners may be found here:

Contact Information:

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

Gwen Douglas
1780 Mountainside Dr.
Blacksburg,VA 24060

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: City of Radford; and Floyd, Giles, Pulaski and Montgomery Counties