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Seedlings for Schools Grant Program

In-kind Grants of Classroom Resources
and Plants to Florida Schools

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Florida Wildflower Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/15/20 5:00 PM


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In-kind grants of classroom resources and plants to Florida schools. Grantees will receive assistance in creating wildflower gardens. The purpose of this program is to promote outdoor learning, increase awareness of local flora and fauna, and to use school gardens to host bees, butterflies and other insects.

This Florida Wildflower Foundation grant program provides Florida native ecotype wildflower plants for school gardens throughout Florida. In a new initiative, the Foundation is working to create urban wildflower pathways to form a native habitat network of school wildflower gardens, community plantings, city parks and natural areas.

The goals of this program are to:

  • Increase children’s awareness of Florida's unique flora and fauna.
  • Promote outdoor learning experiences that help students achieve state academic standards
  • Use school gardens to establish pollinator pathways of wildflowers to host bees, butterflies and other insects

Grant winners will receive personalized growing assistance and an assortment of Florida native wildflower plants from a Florida Association of Native Nurseries' member nursery.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170657

Number of Grants:

Up to 50 grants may be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants include $50 worth of plants, classroom resources and professional guidance on garden establishment.

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded in late June; plants are shipped in September in time for the new school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public, private and homeschool pre-K through grade 12 teachers may apply.

Wildflower garden must be planted on property accessible to the public.

Teachers who are awarded grants are eligible to receive more wildflowers in the spring if fall gardens are successfully established and cared for.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be processed on a first­-come, first­-served basis and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on June 15, 2020. All grant applicants will be notified of award determination via email by June 30, 2020.

To qualify for a Seedlings for Schools grant, your school must have an existing outdoor garden that is used with Florida curriculum. Teachers must verify adequate growing conditions and commitment for growing wildflowers. A photo of your intended garden site must accompany the application.

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Contact Information:

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

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If you have questions about the application process, please contact Claudia Larsen, program administrator, at or 352-215-­9067.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida

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