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Seedlings for Schools Grant Program

In-Kind Grants of Native Wildflower Garden
Resources to Florida PreK-12 Teachers

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Florida Wildflower Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/15/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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In-kind grants of wildflowers and classroom resources to Florida public, private, and homeschool PreK-12 teachers. Through this program, the Funding Source offers teachers and students the opportunity to establish a native wildflower garden and to integrate the experience into their curriculum.

The goals of this program are to:
- Increase children’s awareness of Florida’s unique flora and fauna.
- Get children outside to explore nature.
- Promote outdoor learning experiences for students.
- Help students achieve state academic standards.

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

All gardens must be planted on public or private school property with the permission of the school administrator.

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.

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This Florida Wildflower Foundation grant program provides Florida native ecotype wildflower plants for school gardens throughout Florida.

Criteria:
Public, private and homeschool pre-K through grade 12 teachers may apply.
Wildflower garden must be planted on property accessible to the public.

Pre-Application Information:

2019 Seedlings for Schools grant calendar
-March 15—June 15, 2019: Applications accepted
-June 30, 2019: Notification of grant acceptance or decline
-Mid-August 2019: Garden site should be prepared and ensured that it is weed-free before planting.
-September 2019: Fall is a great time to start wildflowers because their roots establish quickly.
Plants will be shipped directly to the school and should be planted as soon as possible. (Plants can be stored up to 3 days by wrapping them in wet newspaper and keeping them in a cool, dry space indoors.)
-December 2019: Survey will be completed and submitted to the Florida Wildflower Foundation along with 3 garden photos.
-Spring 2020: If your garden is successful, you may qualify for additional wildflower plants for a spring planting! (Qualifying schools must agree to complete an additional survey and send 3 additional photos by May 2020)

-Applications will be processed on a first­-come, first­-served basis and will be accepted until 5 p.m. on June 15, 2019.
-Due to the popularity of this program, only the first 50 applications will be considered. Previous recipients of this grant with existing or new gardens are eligible.
-All grant applicants will be notified of award determination via email by June 30, 2019.
-Gardens need to be prepared in advance of receiving wildflowers, which will be shipped in mid to late September.

A photo of the intended garden site must accompany the application.

Classroom resources:
https://flawildflowers.org/more-classroom-resources/
https://flawildflowers.org/curriculum

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:
https://flawildflowers.wufoo.com/forms/seedlings-for-schools-grant-program-application/

For questions, contact:
Claudia Larsen, Program Administrator
Seedlingsforschools@gmail.com
352-215-­9067

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida