Partners may include nonprofit organizations, local government entities (e.g., parks and recreation departments, housing authorities), small businesses, other public gardens, educational institutions, or other qualified organizations.
All applications require a partnership between at least two entities, one of which must be a public garden. If your organization does not meet the definition of public garden, you can still apply to the program if one of your partner organizations does meet the definition of public garden. Additionally, the primary awardee organization must be either a U.S. public garden or an incorporated nonprofit organization with an Employer Identification Number recognized by the IRS capable of generating a W-9 Form to receive payment.
Receiving a previous Urban Agriculture Resilience Program award does not make your application more or less competitive. If you are currently participating in the Urban Agriculture Resilience Program Capstone Cohort, your organization is not eligible to apply.
The most important things we will initially be considering for incoming applications are all listed in the criteria document. How you budget to use funds, outside of the specified restrictions, doesn’t play a role in the decision.
This depends on the content you plan to post. Social media posts about your program and do not involve your audience would not be considered educational. Something like a YouTube educational class/livestream or Facebook live educational event can qualify.
We don’t fund partial awards. We are focused mostly on the partnership and outcomes of the work you are doing, in application review. The budget supports how you are planning to spend the funds and in your application you should describe how the funds support the program priorities. If the overall budget of the project you are planning exceeds $20,000 you are welcome to apply for an award of $20,000 to cover part of your project’s needs.
We plan to send the reporting requirements directly to awardees after they are notified that they have been awarded. This will happen very early on to let awardees know exactly what things they may need to track or monitor throughout their program participation.
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