The Urban Farmer & Gardener Assistance Mini-Grant Program from the New Castle Conservation District (NCCD) is designed to support and enhance new and existing urban farms and community garden projects in New Castle County. NCCD has funds to support projects such as community gardens, urban farms, greenhouses, or hydroponic operations growing fruits and vegetables that run for the benefit of the community.
Eligble applicants include 501(c)3 nonprofits, religious organizations, schools, municipalities, and organized neighborhood associations located in New Castle County, DE. Individuals or for-profit businesses are ineligible. Each project selected may be funded up to $2,000 from NCCD. Depending on the number of applicants, grants may be partially funded. The funds may be used toward supplies, equipment, building materials, soil amendments, seeds, irrigation systems, season-extending materials, and other consumable materials. Grant funds cannot be used for salaries, fringe benefits, indirect costs, or capital projects. This is a reimbursement grant; no advances are given. Reimbursement for actual costs will be made after the signing of a financial agreement and submission of itemized receipts and a one page narrative report on the use of the grant funds. The financial agreement will spell out this process. No reimbursements will be made without original itemized receipts.
If you are interested in applying for this grant or have any questions, please contact NCCD Urban Agriculture Coordinator, Madison Walter at email@example.com.
Applications are due April 12th, 2019 at 4:30pm.