City Green’s Dig In! Grants Return for Fall 2019
Clifton, NJ - City Green’s Dig In! program is now accepting grant applications for Fall 2019. City Green will award grants for community gardens, large-scale plantings of native regional trees, and large-scale gardens of daffodils. Community groups, faith-based organizations, municipalities, and non-profit organizations are all welcome to apply.
Generously funded by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Dig In! program provides necessary tools, support, and funding to local community members, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and more in order to promote a trend of positive change across the county. By offering powerful opportunities for community engagement and enhancement, City Green’s Dig In! program can inspire new pride in communities, promote environmental welfare, and enhance public spaces through urban greening and environmental restoration projects. Dig In! grants for community, pollinator, and vegetable gardens will be available in spring of 2020.
The Dig In! program is sponsored by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and implemented by City Green, a non-profit organization focusing on urban farming, environmental education, and urban revitalization through agriculture. In support of that goal, City Green offers practical, technical, and financial resources in the pursuit of environmental stewardship, equitable access to healthy food, and ecologically sustainable communities.
To apply for a project grant, visit www.citygreenonline.org/dig-in. Only projects located in Passaic County are eligible for funding. Applicants are encouraged to think carefully about site size and implementation capacity before choosing which grants to apply for. Applications are due on June 28, 2019, and successful applicants must attend a reward ceremony in September. For more information, contact Jennifer Papa, Founder and Executive Director of City Green, Inc. at (973) 869-4086 or visit www.citygreenonline.org.