[MG] School Garden Grant Opportunity for MaricopaCounty-Arizona
ANNOUNCING a new school gardening grant opportunity available for public
school districts within MARICOPA COUNTY - in the PHOENIX, ARIZONA METRO AREA
The University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, Arizona
Department of Education and USDA are offering a "Garden Grown" Team
Nutrition 2000 Training Grant this May - December 2001.
This seven month grant program will provide in-service training for
teachers, school staff, administrators, parents, community members and
child care decision makers on the principles of the Dietary Guidelines for
America 2000. The training will link the new Dietary Guidelines with
school gardening activities to help demonstrate how to use the Guidelines
as a basis for modeling lifelong healthy eating and physical activity
habits for children.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 27, 2001
AMOUNT: Eight school districts will be awarded the grant opportunity
valued at $12,000 in-kind training/education and $500 cash per district
ELIGIBILITY: Public School Districts (individual schools cannot apply) in
Maricopa County - Phoenix Metro Area only.
Check out our website to download an application & learn more:
(link is on the home page under photo of children gardening)
Contact: Lucy Bradley, Urban Horticulture Agent, UofA Cooperative
Extension - Maricopa County at 602-470-8086 ext. 323
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