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Master Gardeners offers community grants

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 October 1 – 31, 2014. 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 accept grant applications from $300 to $5000.

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.  Applications will be accepted October 1 through October 31, 2014 with grants being awarded by December 31, 2014. The winning projects must be completed by the end of 2015.

Community Grant Applications, Rules, and Guidelines, can be found by going to http://www.lsuagcenter.com/NWLAMG and click on “Community Grants” on the right hand.

For more information, please contact the NWLAMG Community Grants Program at (318)564-1180 or (318)465-0000 or at www.nwlamggrants@gmail.com.

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