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Seedlings for Schools Grant Program

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Florida Wildflower Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/15/18 5:00 PM


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In-kind grants of wildflowers and classroom resources to Florida public, private, and homeschool PreK-12 teachers. Funding is intended for teachers and students 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.

All gardens must be planted on public or private school property with the permission of the school administrator. Grant winners will receive personalized growing assistance and assorted native Florida wildflower plants from a Florida Association of Native Nurseries' member nursery.

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170657

Number of Grants:

Up to 50

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Previous recipients of this grant will be given consideration if grant spaces are available.

Pre-Application Information:

March 15 - June 15, 2018: Applications accepted.
June 30, 2018: Notification of grant acceptance or decline.
Mid-August 2018: Garden site should be prepared and ensured that it is weed-free before planting.
September 2018: Plants are shipped to the schools.

Applications for the 2018 grant period will be accepted until June 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

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

Due to the popularity of this program, only the first 50 applications will be considered.

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

Classroom resources:

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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For questions, contact:
Claudia Larsen, Program Administrator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida