People's Garden Grant Program

The summary for the People's Garden Grant Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
People's Garden Grant Program: NIFA announces the availability of grant funds and requests applications for the People's Garden Grant Program (PGGP) for fiscal year (FY) 2011 to facilitate the creation of produce, recreation, and/or wildlife gardens in urban and rural areas, which will provide opportunities for science-based informal education. This program is a joint initiative supported by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Food and Nutritional Service, Forest Service, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, in addition to NIFA. Successful applicants will provide micro-subgrant support to smaller local projects. This notice identifies the objectives for PGGP projects, the eligibility criteria for projects and applicants, and the application forms and associated instructions needed to apply for a PGGP grant. NIFA additionally requests stakeholder input from any interested party for use in the development of the next RFA for this program.In addition, in order to answer questions that you may have concerning this RFA and the pending project, NIFA will host a teleconference on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). For those unable to participate in the call, NIFA will post a summary of the questions and the information provided to our website, http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/peoples_garden/peoples_garden.html. To participate in the teleconference, please call toll-free (888) 858-2144; the access code is 1059897.
Federal Grant Title: People's Garden Grant Program
Federal Agency Name: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA)
Grant Categories: Agriculture Community Development Education Environment Food and Nutrition Health Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-OP-003503
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.500
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 26th, 2011
Original Application Deadline: August 26th, 2011
Posted Date: July 26th, 2011
Creation Date: July 26th, 2011
Archive Date: September 25th, 2011
Total Program Funding: $725,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $150,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 7
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: August 4th, 2011
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Individuals - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are State agricultural experiment stations, State cooperative extension services, all colleges and universities, other research or education institutions and organizations, Federal and private agencies and organizations, non-profit organizations, individuals, and any other contractor or recipient. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the implementation of the project. An applicant's failure to meet an eligibility criterion by the time of an application deadline may result in the application being excluded from consideration or, will preclude NIFA from making an award.
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People's Garden Grant Program
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