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New River Valley Master Gardener Association (NRVMGA) Grants Program

Grants to Virginia Community, Caregiving, and Educational
Organizations in Eligible Counties for Gardening Projects

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Virginia Cooperative Extension - New River Valley Master Gardener Association (NRVMGA)

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Grants to Virginia community-based, caregiving, and educational organizations in eligible counties for gardening-related projects. The purpose of the program is to support projects that involve, educate, or enhance the quality of life for participants. In previous years, grants have been awarded to public libraries, public and private schools, 4-H groups, other educational groups, as well as community gardens and nursing homes. Organizations in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Pulaski, and Montgomery (and towns within) are encouraged to apply.

Funding has been provided for, but not limited to, creating public gardens (vegetable and flower), raising plants for sale (4-H), composting, purchasing plant labels, and gardening tools, to name a few. 

Qualifications - Applications will be evaluated on the following (in this order):

  1. Educational value
  2. Plan clarity, viability, and efficient use of funds
  3. Positive environmental impact
  4. Active involvement of participants
  5. Long term maintenance if an on-going project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163052

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts will vary depending on the number and quality of applications received.

Term of Contract:

Project must be started within three months and completed within one year of grant receipt or the grant money shall be returned to NRVMGA.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will be awarded based on merit to any educational, care-giving or community-based organization seeking to educate, involve, and/or improve quality of life for participants through a gardening-related project.

Grants will not be awarded for labor, services or salaries.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by October 15, 2021

Grant recipients will be announced and monies awarded by January 31, 2022.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For more information and to submit your project application, you may contact:
Carol Trutt: 540-239-9591

Email is preferred, but you may mail to:
95 N Surry Circle, Christiansburg, VA 24073

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Virginia: Floyd, Giles, Pulaski, and Montgomery Counties

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