The suggested maximum grant request per applicant is $3000.00.
A minimum application of $800.00 is suggested.
Economical, pre-budgeted grant packages are also available with a $1300.00 match (existing gardens) and $1800.00 (new gardens). These packages are designed to take the guesswork out of expanding an existing garden or starting a new garden.
All applicants must confirm that dollar-for-dollar matching funds are available in 2017. The matching funds may be monetary or in-kind donations of supplies, equipment or professional labor.
Applicants must designate a Head Gardener (Head Gardener #1) responsible for coordinating the garden, and a back-up contact (Head Gardener #2).
Awardees must agree to enroll their garden in Come Grow With Us!, a free program of the nonprofit organization Groundwork Elizabeth. Come Grow With Us! is a network for information and resource sharing among community gardens throughout Union County. Currently, 38 gardens are enrolled in Come Grow With Us!.
Awardees must spend their grant and provide documentation for their matching contributions no later than September 1, 2017.
For more information on the Groundwork Elizabeth Come Grow With Us! community garden program please visit groundworkelizabeth.com or call Groundwork, 908-289-0262.