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Master Gardeners offers community grants

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Does your organization need funds for a gardening project? The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners are proud to again offer grants for gardening projects in Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto, and Red River Parishes. Applications will be accepted September 15 – October 25, 2013.

Grants will be awarded to projects that promote beautification, provide horticultural education, showcase sustainable gardening practices, or enhance the quality and quantity of publicly accessible green spaces. NWLA Master Gardeners want to fund projects that make a difference in the community and involve collaboration among organizations. The NWLA Master Gardeners will award a total of $10,000 this year.

Groups eligible for Community Grants include municipalities, government entities, schools, garden clubs, neighborhood associations, charitable non-profit organizations with current 501©(3) status, and faith-based organizations serving the general public on a non-denominational basis. The application deadline is October 25, 2013 with grants being awarded by December 31, 2013. The winning projects must be completed by the end of 2014.

Community Grant Applications, Rules, and Guidelines, can be found at www.lsuagcenter.com/nwlamg and click on “Community Grants” on the right hand.

For more information or consultation, please contact the NWLAMG Community Grants

Program at (318) 564-1180 or nwlamggrants@gmail.com.