To Request Community Garden Grants and Funding

Jefferson County Master Gardener Grants are open to any not-for-profit organization located in Jefferson County, Alabama which seeks to serve residents of Jefferson County through some horticultural endeavor. Each grant application must be sponsored by a Master Gardener. Award recipient projects will receive oversight and input from the association as fits our objective:to provide continuing horticultural education to Master Gardeners and to promote accepted horticultural practices and techniques to residents, schools, churches and other public institutions of the Jefferson County area.

We sponsor awards up to $2,000 to help underwrite specific gardening projects.


The next deadline to apply for a grant is July 31st. You may pick up a rules and an application packet at the ACES office on the 2nd floor of the Birmingham Botanical Garden administrative building or emailKate Mussoand she will email you an application.

You will need to tell us what the grant will be used for, how it will benefit yourcommunity, and what involvement Jefferson County Master Gardeners will have.

Requests for equipment or software purchases should be very specific. JCMGA reserves the right to purchasethe items directly and donate them to the Applicant.

Requests to fund new or expand existing programs should specifically include:

* The target population need and how this grant will address it.

* Specific program goals during and subsequent to the grant period.

* Existing funding sources and how this grant will be integrated into the existing program.

* How the program will be funded after this grant has been spent.

* Is there a fee for the program?









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