2013 Subaru Healthy Sprouts

At A Glance

This program started:

September-13-2013

Applications due by:

November-15-2013

Winners Announced On:

Thursday, January 2, 2014 (All day)

Is this program still open?

No

Sponsor

Subaru of America, Inc., with corporate headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ, strives to be a world-class leader in environmental performance. The company takes its responsibility to the global environment seriously, and integrates sound environmental practices in all of its business decisions. Visit Subaru.com to learn more.

Grant ID: 
HS_2013
Teaser: 
Since, 2001 the Healthy Sprouts has been providing youth and school garden programs with funding and support to start or sustain established gardens. In the history of the Healthy Sprouts Grant program, over 240 awards providing $126,500 in funding and supplies to schools and youth programs. Now in the fifth year of sponsorship,
Right Side Box: 

Sponsor

Subaru of America, Inc., with corporate headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ, strives to be a world-class leader in environmental performance. The company takes its responsibility to the global environment seriously, and integrates sound environmental practices in all of its business decisions. Visit Subaru.com to learn more.

Award Date: 
Thursday, January 2, 2014 (All day)
Closed: 
YES

This grant is now closed- thank you for your submissions! We received over 3,600 responses and look forward to learning about your garden programs.   

 

Since, 2001 the Healthy Sprouts Garden Grant has been providing youth and school garden programs with funding and support to start or sustain established gardens. In the history of the Healthy Sprouts Grant program, over 240 awards providing $126,500 in funding and supplies to schools and youth programs. Now in the fifth year of sponsorship, Subaru of America and National Gardening Association are proud to present the 2013 Subaru Healthy Sprouts awards. Fifty winners total will be awarded, including three Grand Prize Winners. Applying programs should have a focus on environmental education, and health and nutrition studies.

 

 


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

To be eligible for the 2013 Healthy Sprouts Awards, your school or organization must plan to garden in 2014 with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. The selection of winners is based on the demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to environmental, and health and nutrition issues in the United States.


GRANT PACKAGES

This year we will present awards to 50 schools or youth programs. 47 will receive award packages and funding valued over $500. Three exceptional garden programs will receive the grand prize, a $1,500 award package and funding.

WINNER PACKAGE DESCRIPTIONS


SUBMISSION PROCESS

Due Date: Applications must be submitted by November 15th, 2013.

ONLINE APPLICATION

You can apply without logging in by clicking here!

To apply for a garden grant by logging in, follow the following steps:

  1. Log into your Kidsgardening.org user account.
  2. Click “Apply Now” (the big blue button on this page!)
  3. Fill out the application
  4. SUBMIT the application.
    Note: Applications that are not submitted will not be considered for the award, look for an email confirmation that your application has been submitted.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THE ONLINE APPLICATION

Please have basic information available about your garden program, consider the following questions, there are on the application and must be filled out for us to consider your program for the award:

  • Program Contact information
  • Program numbers (estimated number of participants by age, poverty and free and reduced lunch rates)
  • Goals, information on how the program is sustained, and program overview (for both start-up programs and established)

Photos and letters of support are optional


AWARD FULFILLMENT

Winners will be notified via email on January 2nd, 2014. A list of winners will also be posted on www.kidsgardening.org. Awards will be distributed in January 2014.


REPORTING REQUIREMENT

Grant awardees will be required to report about their garden’s progress within six month of receiving the award. These reports help NGA determine the overall impact of the grant program and gather ongoing support for youth gardening. If you do not feel that you will be able to comply with these requirements please do not apply. Recipients who do not complete these requirements will not be eligible to apply for future awards.

Reporting requirements include:

  • 5-10 digital images of the school garden
  • Complete a survey
  • Provide an updated overview of the garden program

No purchase necessary. Purchase of a product from National Gardening Association or our friends at Subaru do not improve your chances of receiving an award, but we do appreciate it.

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