Grant and Funding Opportunities

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:34 PM | Anonymous member

Grants & Funding

1. Big Green Jumpstart
Deadline: September 28
Thanks to the support of a generous donor and the resources developed over the last year by Big Green and other incredible organizations like Green Schoolyards America, the Children and Nature Network, and the School Garden Support Organization Network, Big Green Jumpstart is offering $2,000 flash grants to schools across America. Learn more.

2. Innovation, Equity and Exploration (IEE) Workgroup Grant 
Deadline: September 30
American Heart Association is excited to announce a call for applications for 2021-2022 Innovation, Equity and Exploration (IEE) workgroups to address sugary drink and/or healthy hydration policy. The IEEs will mobilize broad expertise, external perspectives and advocacy capacity in a workgroup engagement model inclusive of health equity and causes of the social determinants of health and advancing the state, tribal or local policy agenda of the initiative. The workgroups will support dialogue on social, demographic, equity, policy and other trends related to specific sugary drink and/or healthy hydration policy. Each workgroup will provide specific deliverables to be completed by the end of the 12-month grant period. Funded workgroups would start in November 2021. Learn more.

3. Policy Campaign Grant
Deadline: October 15
American Heart Association wants to help fund advocacy campaigns supporting Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities with a focus on health equity. They seek to support and drive local, state and tribal policy change efforts that will dramatically improve the health of children with a focus on those experiencing the greatest health disparities including Black, Brown, and Native children or from families from low income. They are particularly interested in funding in tribal nations and these states: Alabama, Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas as well as counties and cities that demonstrate a high need. Learn more.

4. Pandemic Response and Safety Grants
Deadline: November 8
The Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant Program provides grants to food processors, distributors, farmers markets, and producers to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against COVID-19. Learn more.

5. Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety (SPRS) Block Grant Program
Deadline: November 22
The Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety (SPRS) Block Grant Program provides grants to eligible state agencies and territories to support seafood processors, including at-sea processing vessels, to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against COVID-19. State agencies within select coastal States and American Samoa are eligible to apply directly to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for grant funds. Seafood processors interested in the SPRS should contact their state agency for more information. Learn more.


6. USDA announces $700M in grants to provide relief to agricultural workers
The USDA announced that $700 million in competitive grant funding will be available to help farm and meatpacking workers with pandemic-related health and safety costs. The Request for Application (RFA) will be announced in early Fall and will be open for 60 days. Read more.

Budding Botanist is now open!


Designed to further the mission of the Klorane Botanical Foundation, the Budding Botanist Grant will help students learn about plants, explore their world and inspire them to take care of the life they discover in their local ecosystems.

In early 2022, eighteen high-need schools across the United States will be awarded $1000 in grant funding to support their youth garden programs.


Learn more about Budding Botanist

Any public school, charter school, or private school serving students in grades K-12 in the United States that can demonstrate that at least 40% of their student population would qualify for free or reduced price meals is eligible to apply.

Applicants must be planning a new or expanding an existing school garden program designed to teach students about environmental sustainability and the importance of biodiversity.

Previous Budding Botanist winners are not eligible. Applications are due October 29, 2021.

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