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Michigan State University Extension
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 469-6440

Contact: Kaitlin Wojciak

Phone: 586-469-6088


February 15, 2019

Garden mini-grants available for schools, early care and education sites

Oakland, Wayne and Macomb County schools have until 5 p.m. February 25, 2019 to apply for a Southeast Michigan School Garden mini-grant that could provide up to $1,500 for schools planning or implementing school gardening programming during the 2019 grant year.

The funding is provided by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan which, in partnership with Michigan State University Extension, will award approximately 20 grants for schools or early care and education (ECE) sites that are planning or implementing school garden programming. Grant awards will range from $500 to $1,500. In addition to funding, grantees will receive technical assistance, training and connection to a network of peers. The grant year is from April 8, 2019 - April 7, 2020. The application must be submitted by an employee of the school or ECE site affiliated with the garden.

Visit the Southeast Michigan School Garden mini-grant page for more details regarding the grant program, eligibility, and requirements.

Note: For schools located in Detroit, MSU Extension is partnering with local organizations which currently provide support to school gardens, including the Detroit Public School Community District's Office of Nutrition and Keep Growing Detroit to avoid duplicative efforts and maximize resources available to schools. We encourage schools to connect with these organizations (links below) and consider the resources offered before applying for this grant. We hope this grant will offer opportunities to complement these resources and contribute to sustainability of the network of resources available in the City.

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses. For more than 100 years, MSU Extension has helped grow Michigan's economy by equipping Michigan residents with the information that they need to do their jobs better, raise healthy and safe families, build their communities and empower our children to dream of a successful future.


21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

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