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Grants to Kansas Nonprofits, Universities and Agencies for School and Community Collaborative Gardening Projects


Geographic Focus

USA: Kansas

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Youth Gardening School Community Partnership Grant

Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE)

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #167436

Grant Description

Grants of $10,000 to Kansas nonprofits, universities and agencies to collaboratively develop a model program with local schools that promote gardening with kids, connected education, and community partnerships to grow, prepare and preserve fresh, local produce.

Funding will cover personnel, stipends to Ag Producers, travel, materials, supplies and equipment to develop a garden project that models best practices for school/community collaboration and may be replicated in other communities.

Collaborative teams will be comprised of the following: (1) a community organization; (2) a school; (3) a parent; (4) a local agricultural producer, and (5) up to three additional community partners.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals may be submitted by:
• Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, such as a school, nature center, museum, learning center, or community group
• A local education agency, college or university
• A state education or environmental agency.

Grant funds may not be used for the following activities:
• Environmental “information” and/or “outreach” projects that have no environmental/garden education component.
• Advocacy promoting a particular point of view or course of action
• Lobbying or political activities
• Non-educational research and development
• Construction projects.

Pre-Application Information:

To apply, download the attached application form and RFP. Review the Request for Proposals document carefully and email a completed application. When saving your application, please save to a single electronic file, preferably in PDF format, although Microsoft Word files will be accepted. Please ensure that the filename includes the state abbreviation and name of the submitting organization or agency, for example “Smith High School proposal.pdf ”

Save the completed application to one file to email. Email completed application, along with email letters of support plus a one page resume for key personnel to

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Term of Contract:

One year: April 2016 - March 2017

Contact Information:

Laura Downey, KACEE

Melissa Arthur, KACEE

Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE)
610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

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

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