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Florida Friendly Landscape 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

Deadline Date:

01/14/20

Description:

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Grants averaging $2,000 to Brevard County, Florida nonprofit organizations to implement beautification projects in public areas. Funding is intended to support creative landscaping projects that use native plants and require a minimum of supplementary irrigation, as well as other required maintenance.

The Florida Friendly Landscape Grant awards local non-profits with funding to undertake beautification projects on public land that showcase creative landscaping with native plants and feature minimal supplementary irrigation and other required maintenance.

Project Requirements:

  • Services to be provided: Proposed projects must have as their signed objective the beautification of public land through creative landscaping that requires minimal supplementary irrigation or other maintenance.  Native plant species are to be used to the maximum extent possible.  Project proposals must address the following (Attachment A): 
  • a. Planning and design
  • b. Soil preparation
  • c. Irrigation
  • d. Plant selection and installation
  • e. Mulching
  • f. Installation of required signage
  • g. At least two years of maintenance

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

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)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167494

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$10,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

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. Ineligible organizations include private for-profit organizations and public agencies.

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:

Grant Workshop

Date: November 4, 2019
Location: Agriculture Ctr., 3695 Lake Dr., Cocoa
Time: 6pm-7pm

Pre-Application Information:

Schedule of critical dates 2019-2020

January 14, 2020: Application deadline
January 31, 2020: Application review and recommendations by panel. Notification to grant recipients.
February 21, 2020: Deadline for additional requirements
March 13, 2020: Additional information due back and notification to recipients- Forwarded contracts for signatures
March 27, 2020: Signed contracts due back
March 30, 2020: Effective contract date
June 8, 2020: Project deadline
June 18, 2020: Deadline for funding requests
June 24-26, 2020: Tour of completed projects by committee
After September 1, 2020: Payments made for complete funding requests

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

The grant funds received by the applicant shall be on a reimbursable basis. Reimbursement will be initiated upon completion of the project.

Project proposals must obtain permission from the government agency that owns the land upon which the project is to be built.

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

Contact Information:

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

Kaylyn Palmer, Grant Administrator
kaylynpalmerkbb@gmail.com

Keep Brevard Beautiful, Inc.
Attn: Kaylyn Palmer
1620 Adamson Road
Cocoa, FL 32926

Phone: 321.631.0501

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Brevard County

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