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Food/Community Gardens

ANNIE’S GRANTS FOR GARDENS are provided to K-12 school gardens nationwide that connect children directly to healthy food. Grants may be used to purchase any supplies for an edible garden, such as plants, seeds, raised beds, fencing, wheelbarrows, greenhouses, and drip irrigation systems. Public, charter, and private schools, as well as school districts, are eligible to apply. Deadline: online applications must be submitted by 11/11/2017. Visit the company’s website here to review the grant guidelines.

USDA is offering grants through The Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program to meet the food needs of communities and low-income individuals; promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and meet specific state, local, or neighborhood food and agricultural needs. Deadline: 12/4/2017. Click here to review application guidelines.

KIDSGARDENING invites applications for 2018 school garden packages. Garden supply packages valued at up to $1,600 will be awarded in support of school and youth educational garden projects. Deadline: 12/8/2017. Click here to visit the website for funding guidelines.

USDA is offering grants to plan, establish, or sustain a Farm to School program that improves access to local foods in schools. Deadline: 12/8/2017. Click here for funding guidelines.

KATIE’S KROPS is accepting applications for youth garden grants. Gift cards of up to $500 will be awarded in support of youth-planted vegetable gardens that address local community needs. Deadline: 12/31/2017. Click here to review funding guidelines.


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES is offering Rural Health Outreach Program Funds to Nonprofits in rural areas to provide an array of outreach and supportive services to rural residents. Deadline: 12/6/2017. Click here for grant details.

THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA) Foundation is offering grants through The Community Health Grants program to community-based organizations such as free health clinics that offer services to vulnerable and underserved populations, including residents of inner cities and rural areas. The initiative supports innovative programs targeting the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $60,000 and are renewable for up to three years. Nonprofit organizations in the continental U.S. that have been in existence for at least three years are eligible to apply. Deadline: 12/20/2017. Visit the Foundation’s website here to learn more about the program’s guidelines and to register for a pre-submission webinar.

HUD has joined forces with National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to support Cooperative Extension in a Healthy Homes Partnership. The Healthy Homes Partnership addresses childhood diseases and injuries in the home. Home health hazards include asthma triggers such as mold, lead-based paint, radon, pests, injury dangers, and poor indoor air quality. Anyone can suffer from housing-related illnesses and injury; however certain groups such as children, the elderly, low-income individuals, or individuals with chronic illness are more at risk. A webinar on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 3:00 PM ET will introduce some of these concerns and provide resources to suggest solutions. Click here to register.