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Plant America Community Project Grants

Grant Guidelines for 2019-2020

Through Plant America Grants, up to $1,000.00 is made available to be used for direct expenses of projects. Projects submitted for receiving a grant may be a joint venture with another organization/s. The scope of these projects in communities may include:

  • Beautification and/or restoration
  • Community gardens
  • School gardens/classrooms
  • Landscaping for Habitat for Humanity Homes
  • Landscaping of Blue Star Memorial Markers
  • Implementation of environmental practices
  • A horticulture or environmental educational event for the public

Download the Plant America Community Project Grants Guidelines and Application here. 


Project Eligibility

Who May Apply:

  • Individual garden clubs that are members of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
  • Please note that recipients of previous PLANT AMERICA Community Project Grants are not eligible to apply. 

Submitting Your Application

Applications must be limited to a total of two pages:

  1. Your Plant America Application Form
  2. Your project budget

Applications of more than two pages will not be considered. Photos should not be submitted with your application. 

Completed application forms and project budgets must be submitted to:

David RobsonPlant America Project Grant Chairman


Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2020.

  • Grant recipients will be notified, and all money will be awarded by January 31, 2021.
  • Projects must be completed by February 28, 2022
  • Final report forms must be submitted by April 1, 2022. 

Scale of Points

Benefit and visibility within community  

40

Impact and scope of project

25

Participation of club members

15

Collaboration with community groups

15

Complete application form

5

 


Funding Guidelines

Grants will not be provided for:

  • Projects in which the club does not participate in some aspect
  • Purchase of Blue or Gold Star Markers
  • Competitive Flower Shows
  • Scout projects
  • Salaries of benefits of personnel
  • Political action programs
  • Capital drives and fund building
  • Scholarships and endowments
  • Private gardens
  • Lawsuits and litigation
  • Overhead costs

Final Reports

Projects must be completed by February 28, 2020, and final report forms are due by April 1, 2022. Please submit the following by email:

  • A short two to three page report describing the project, including photos
  • A copy of the final financial report including all income and expenses
  • A copy of any publicity

Please indicate if permission has been given for use of photos by NGC in print or on our website. The release form for adults and minors can be found under resource links below. 


Resources

Forms:

If you have questions regarding Plant America project grants, please contact:

David Robson, Plant America Project Chairman


    Photographs by Victoria Bergesen