GroMoreGood Garden Grant Application

In collaboration with the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, the National Head Start Association is honored to bring the life-enhancing benefits of gardens to more children and families in the Head Start community. Our desire is for this garden grant program to foster exciting, hands-on experiences for Head Start children and families, connecting them with their natural world, increasing their appreciation and understanding of fresh healthy foods and nutrition, and inspiring a lifelong love of gardening.

2022-23 Gro More Good Garden Grant Application

NHSA will be awarding a total of $50,000 in grants in variable amounts depending on demonstrated need and proposal in the application. Grant awards will range between $2,500 and $5,000 in an effort to supplement needs of existing garden projects, to help launch new garden projects, or to supplement/launch outdoor green space projects (land that is partly or completely covered with grass, trees, shrubs, or other vegetation and an option for children and the community to learn). The Initiative will be awarding a total of $50,000 in grant awards.

The Garden Grant Applications deadline is December 23, 2022.

As part of the grant award, Head Start programs will be expected to host a Community Build Day, bringing together Head Start students and families, community partners, and ScottsMiracle-Gro associates (if available) in a day of community service to build and celebrate the garden. Community Build Days should be held during the March through June timeframe and grantees are allowed maximum flexibility given the pandemic evolving into an endemic.

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Application Walk-Through

Note: Previously awarded programs are not eligible for consideration. Programs must have 501(c)3 status in order to be considered for this grant. Visit the GroMoreGood Garden Grant FAQ to learn more about the grant.