Monday, January 14, 2013

NRPA and partner announce grant opportunity to support community gardens - applications due February 6, 2013

Small grants for community gardens benefitting low income families available to those interested…


Please pardon the cross posting.


National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
Great news! With the help of our partner Darden Restaurant Foundation, NRPA is making available grants ranging from $2,500 to $7,500 to support community gardens! Get more info and apply here:


Grow Your Park

NRPA is pleased to announce funding from the Darden Restaurants Foundation to make available grants for community gardens that benefit low-income families.  Grants will range from $2,500 to $7,500 and may be used to build/expand community garden facilities or programs that result in the donation of produce.     

*Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, February 6.* 


The online Community Garden grant application is available here. 

PDF version of the application can be downloaded to assist in preparing the application.  For more information, contact Jimmy O'Connor.    


Community Gardening Handbook

NRPA has produced a Grow Your Park handbook specifically designed for park and recreation agencies to plan, fund, implement, and sustain community garden programs. This resource will help park and recreation professionals better serve their communities by increasing youth participation, nutritional awareness, and stewardship. 




Cindy Reeves, PhD, MPH

National Program Leader for Nutrition & Health

Division of Family and Consumer Sciences

Strengthening Families, Farms, Communities and the Economy


USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

voice-202 720-0742   fax-202-720-9366


Follow me on Twitter @NIFA_Health


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