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

New River Valley Master Gardener Association (NRVMGA) Grants Program


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Geographic Focus
USA: Virginia: Counties of Floyd, Giles, Pulaski, and Montgomery (and towns within)

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/15/23 - Electronic Receipt (Emailed applications); Postmarked by Date (Mailed applications) Save

Grant Description
Grants to Virginia community-based, caregiving, and educational organizations in eligible counties for gardening-related projects. The purpose of the program is to support projects that involve, educate, or enhance the quality of life for participants. Organizations 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. Funding has been awarded for but is not limited to, creating and supporting community gardens that encourage pollinators and/or provide a resource for healthy eating (fruits and vegetables), raising plants for sales (4-H), composting, and buying gardening tools, to name a few. 

Applications will be evaluated on the following (in order): educational value, plan clarity, viability, and explanation of use of funds (including a proposed detailed line-item budget), positive environmental impact, active involvement of participants, and long-term maintenance if an ongoing project.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Every year the New River Valley Master Gardener Association (NRVMGA) awards Community Grants based on merit to any educational, care-giving, or community-based organization seeking to educate, involve, and/or improve quality of life for participants through a gardening -related project.

Organizations in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Pulaski, and Montgomery (and towns within) are encouraged to apply.

Pre-Application Information
Applications must be electronically received (if emailed) or postmarked (if mailed through the USPS) by Oct. 15, 2023.

Grant recipients will be announced no later than Jan. 6 and grant funds dispersed by Jan. 31.

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Estimated Size of Grant
Grant amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications received.

Term of Contract
Project must be started within three months of funding and completed within one year of grant receipt. All unspent funds at the completion of the project shall be returned to the association by Nov. 30, 2024.

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