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Garden Grant

Grants to Virginia Teachers and School Groups to
Support School-Based Gardens and Greenhouses

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Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom

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Grants of up to $500 to Virginia pre-K through 12th grade public and private school teachers and administrators, as well as 4H and FFA clubs and PTAs, to support school gardens and greenhouses. The program may include fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and nursery products (including floriculture). Special consideration will be given to those applicants who incorporate Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom materials into their projects.

The Agriculture in the Classroom Garden Grant Program was created to support schools and organizations who strive to connect students with the source of their food through school gardens. Such a connection will not only foster a greater understanding and appreciation of agriculture but will also support core curriculum standards.

Acceptable grant projects may include school gardens or greenhouses. Garden must be located on or adjacent to school property. Gardens may include vegetables, fruits and/or nursery products (including floriculture). Students must be directly engaged in the educational component.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176073

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants may be requested for up to $500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:
- Teacher or administrator of any Virginia PK-12 schools, public or private.
- 4H and/or FFA clubs are eligible when applying for a project that will serve the general school population.
- PTAs or other parent organizations may apply when the project will directly engage students.

Grant funds may not be used for butterfly gardens or nature trails, however these may be included in the overall project.

Schools must have a daily attendance of at least 100 students.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by September 16. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status in writing by October 1.

Grant checks will only be made payable to the school or organization, not to an individual. Successful applicants will be given half of the granted funds upon notification of selection and the remaining funds upon completion and filing of final report.

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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Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom
P.O. Box 27552
Richmond, VA 23261-7552

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USA: Virginia