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Grants to Florida Nonprofits and Agencies for Public Beautification Projects

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Florida

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Viva Florida Landscape Demonstration Grant

Florida Wildflower Foundation


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #170471

Grant Description

Grants of up to $3,000 to Florida parks, nature centers, and other public areas to promote the beautification and naturalization of local spaces. Funding is intended to raise awareness of the benefits and beauty of the state's native grasses, flowering shrubs and vines, and wildflowers in cultivated landscapes. Projects must be in highly visible, publicly accessible areas that experience frequent pedestrian traffic. The planting site must be properly prepared prior to planting.

Grants provide funds with which to purchase Florida native wildflowers and plants for public projects that showcase the beauty of Florida natives while demonstrating their uses. The goal of the program is to educate the general public about the role of native wildflowers and plants in supporting native pollinators, decreasing air and water pollution, providing wildlife habitat, and in general, creating a better environment for all Floridians.

Plants and seeds must be native to Florida, in accordance with FWF’s definition of cultivars, appropriate for the region and site conditions of the planting, and purchased from the Florida Wildflower Growers Cooperative, Florida Association of Native Nurseries members, and other retail outlets specializing in native plants. The planting must remain in place and be maintained for a minimum of one year from the installation date.

Projects must have strong educational components. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Interpretive signage explaining the purpose/benefits of planting, guided walks/programs associated with the planting.
  • Guided walks/programs associated with the planting
  • Plant identification signs or lists (required).
  • Informational handouts or brochures.

Educational programming should primarily target adult audiences. Grantees must pursue at least one media outlet in which an article or video that describes the native wildflower planting will appear. A minimum of 80% of the grant funds must be used to purchase native wildflowers, grasses, and flowering shrubs and vines (plants or seeds).

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- The purpose of this grant is to establish or enhance a native demonstration planting in a park, nature center or other public space.
- Eligibility is limited to Florida-based agencies and organizations with a mission, vision and values aligned with the mission, vision and values of the Florida Wildflower Foundation.
- Applicants must demonstrate the ability to plant and care for Florida native wildflowers.
- Applicants must demonstrate the ability to provide educational programming relevant to the planting and its purpose.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2022–23 Viva Florida program will be accepted from Jan. 1 through Mar. 15, 2022.

Potentials applicants must complete a brief survey to determine eligibility.

This is a matching grant program; applicants must provide evidence of in‐kind or monetary contributions of 50 percent or more of the amount requested. In-kind contributions may include donations of materials, services, and/or volunteer time, as well as staff time related to the project (including application preparation).

Information webinar recording: https://www.flawildflowers.org/201202-webinar-viva-florida-grant-program/

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000 per project is granted.

Term of Contract:

The planting must remain in place and be maintained for a minimum of one year from the installation date.

Contact Information:

Applicant eligibility survey: https://flawildflowers.wufoo.com/forms/viva-florida-preapplication-survey/

Direct questions to Stacey Matrazzo, program manager, at SMatrazzo@FlaWildflowers.org.

Florida Wildflower Foundation
PO Box 941691
Maitland, FL 32794-1691
407-622-1606

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