To be eligible for a Slow Food Bluegrass Garden Grant, applicants must be a (a) 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or (b) nonprofit (public or private) K-12 school, developing a student garden project focused on connecting and engaging children with fresh fruits and vegetables. Please note that priority will be given to both limited-resource communities and to projects clearly demonstrating strong buy-in from stakeholders.
Applications will be accepted between November 30, 2016 and March 1, 2017 only. Grant recipients will be announced on or by March 8, 2017.
• Applicant must have the capacity to manage grant funds responsibly and the skills and experience necessary to undertake a project involving the Garden Project.
• Applicant must demonstrate that the Garden Project has strong participation from stakeholders, including the school principal or 501(c)(3) program director (as applicable), volunteers and members of the community.
• Applicant must demonstrate that thoughtful consideration is being given to the technical challenges of the Garden Project construction, expansion or renovation and regular maintenance: including, but not limited to, soil testing, water availability, tool storage and municipal regulations.
• Applicant must articulate a compelling plan for integrating the garden into the life of the students and community, and must have plans to put the garden’s produce to good use.
•Applicant must comply with the grant terms and report expenses yearly in order to receive the next years grant funds.
Applications must be complete in order to be considered and cannot be changed once submitted. Grant funds will only be disbursed after a Grant Agreement has been signed and returned by the grant recipient. Final funding decisions will be made and grants will be awarded exclusively by Slow Food Bluegrass. Funds for the three-year award will be disbursed to recipients annually in advance at the beginning of each grant year. Grant recipients must submit receipts annually for garden expenses that are equal to or greater than that year’s annual award amount prior to receiving the next year’s funds. All grant recipients will be required to complete a questionnaire and end-of-grant survey at the end of each year when an installment of the grant is received.
For any questions related to the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your commitment to gardening and to helping grow healthy kids in our community.
Please provide basic required information about the applying entity: the school, district, or nonprofit organization to which the grant will be paid.