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Washington D. C. Community Gardening Grants

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Garden Resources of Washington announces the availability of

Community Greening Mini-Grants

Garden Resources of Washington encourages long-term community involvement in
environmental stewardship, neighborhood revitalization, community food
security and local food production, community self-reliance, and youth
development through community gardening.

Garden Resources of Washington announces the availability of small grants up
to $1,000 for Fall community greening projects located in Washington D.C.
Applications are due September 10th.  Funds will be released by the end of
September for projects to be completed by November 10th.

Funds are available to existing community gardens, community groups, schools,
churches, civic associations and other organizations.  Projects might include
clean-ups, new gardens, tree plantings, garden renovations, educational
projects and special events.

Funds may be used for events, for gardening supplies such as seeds, plants,
tools, etc., and for fliers and educational materials.

Selection Criteria include: long-term impact of the project on the
neighborhood, the environment, and the people involved; level of community
participation and leadership development; feasibility of the project plan,
timeline and budget; the plan for long-term project sustainability; and the
applicants' financial need.

Grant recipients will be required to submit a brief activities report, to
submit all expenditure receipts, and to provide before and after pictures of
their project.

For an application or further information, call GROW at 202-234-0591, e-mail
us at GROW19@aol.com, or attend one of the grants information meetings at
GROW: Saturday August 21, 10:00 am -- or -- Monday August 23, 6:30 pm.

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