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Florida Friendly Gardening Grants

Grants to Brevard County, Florida Nonprofits for
Landscaping Projects Featuring Native Plants

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Keep Brevard Beautiful

Conf. Date:

10/02/17

Deadline Date:

11/27/17

Description:

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Grants averaging $2,000 to Brevard County, Florida nonprofit organizations to implement beautification projects in public areas. This program supports creative landscaping projects that use native plants and require minimal supplementary irrigation, as well as other required maintenance.

The purpose of the grant funds is for design and implementation of a new project, or a new phase of a project already underway.

Project Elements For Grantees:
-Planning and design
-Obtaining permission from the government agency that owns the land upon which the project is to be built
-Soil preparation
-Irrigation
-Plant selection and installation
-Mulching
-Installation of required signage
-At least two years of maintenance

Grant Objectives:
-Improvement of aesthetic value
-Use of imaginative design concepts
-Contribution to noise abatement
-Visual screening
-Correction of environmental problems
-Contribution to an area-wide or regional beautification plan (for example: consider designing a landscape that will achieve Lagoon Friendly Lawns certification)

Applicants shall provide written assurance and a maintenance plan describing the appropriate care and maintenance for a two-year period. If the plants die within the two-year maintenance period, plants must be replaced or future eligibility may be jeopardized.

Grantees are encouraged to use the free mulch available from county solid waste facility (landfill). Purchased mulch should be environmentally pine straw, pine nuggets, eucalyptus, or one of the other environmentally friendly recycled mulches (e.g., “Floramulch, “enviromulch,” etc.). Do not use cypress.

A sign must be installed according to grant specifications. Cost of sign must be included in budget under either grant or matching costs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167494

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$10,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average award is about $2,000 per project.

Term of Contract:

The effective contract date is February 19, 2018. The project deadline is April 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualified applicants are limited to legal, private nonprofit organizations:
1. Eligible organizations include civic organizations, garden clubs, PTO’s, PTA’s, sport leagues, scouting groups, etc.
2. Non-eligible organizations include private for profit organizations and public agencies.

Landscaping on public lands shall meet all governmental agencies’ rules, regulations and ordinances.

Invasive pest plants must not be included in project proposals. A list of commonly sold and planted pests is included in this packet. A list of invasive plants, published by the Exotic Pest Plant Council, is available upon request.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The informational workshop is scheduled for October 2, 5:30 to 6:30 PM at Agriculture Ctr., 3695 Lake Dr., Cocoa.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant awardees must contribute at least 50% match via in-kind donations or services.

Reimbursement will be initiated upon completion of the project.

Schedule of critical dates:
-October 2, 2017: Beautification Grant Workshop
-November 27, 2017: Deadline for submission of grant applications
-December 15, 2017: Application review and recommendations
-January 12, 2018: Deadline for additional requirements
-February 1, 2018: Additional Information due back and notification to Recipients
-February 16, 2018: Signed contracts due back
-February 19, 2018: Effective contract date
-April 30, 2018: Project Deadline
-May 9, 2018: Deadline for funding requests
-May 17-15, 2018: Tour of completed projects by committee
-After Sept 1st 3: Payments made for complete funding requests

Contact Information:

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

Allison Arteaga, Grant Administrator
P: 631-0501 ext. 201
F: 631-2840
allison.kbb@gmail.com

Keep Brevard Beautiful, Inc.
Attn: Pat Brown
1620 Adamson Road
Cocoa, FL 32926

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Brevard County