The grant review panelists will evaluate a number of critical factors based on the information provided in the application form, including, but not limited to:
Schools, community action programs, non-profits, hospitals, community centers and inter-generational groups that hosts Head Start programs. Applicants must have the plot of land in their possession at the time of the application with at least a two-year commitment for the garden to be on that property.
For 2020 funding, we will accept applications for grants starting on August 5, 2019. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST on October 11, 2019. The 2020 Gro More Good Garden Grantees will be announced in December, 2019 with the anticipated award date in January, 2020.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and National Head Start Association Garden Grant Program will award ten grants each program year. This is the second year of the three year program with the next opportunity to apply in the fall of 2020. The grants awarded are in the amount of $5,000, plus a garden kit and materials and gardening educational resources.
The garden kit will be shipped directly to the grantee and will include raised beds, weed cloth, tub trugs, child-sized hand tools, child-sized shovels, hose and reel, child-sized watering cans, adult and child-sized gloves, tomato towers, pots, seeds, organic soils and fertilizers, plants, garden planting guides, and curriculum.
Generally no. There are, however, certain organizations that qualify as tax-exempt within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Service code and are eligible to apply without a 501(c)(3) designation. Examples are school districts, universities and government entities. If you are a school-based Head Start program that has not achieved 501(c)(3) status, please use your district’s EIN number.
Yes. If your organization has not achieved 501(c)(3) status, a fiscal sponsor who has achieved it is required. If you are a school-based Head Start program that has not achieved 501(c)(3) status, please use your district’s EIN number.
No. If you have previously received a grant from this initiative, you are no longer eligible to apply for this opportunity.
Grant funds should be used only for the designated purpose as described in the grant application and subsequent grant notification letter, and not for any other purpose without the prior written approval.
No, funds cannot be sent directly to an individual but must be sent to the organization that applied for the grant.
Yes. Recipients of grant funding are required to report back to NHSA on how the grant funds were used. A 2020 Gro More Good Grantee Reporting Guidelines will be shared with each winning organization once awarded with a timeline of deliverables and expectations.
All applicants will be notified by December 31, 2019.
This initiative has been made possible by a partnership with the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation.
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