Shasta Chapter: Acorn Grant Program

California Native Plant Society

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Grant amount: Up to US $500

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Teacher

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: California

Location of residency: California

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The mission of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is to increase the understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture, and land stewardship.One of the ways in which the Shasta Chapter supports this mission is the Acorn Grant Program (AGP).

The primary AGP objective is to promote practical knowledge of California native plants and/or native plant habitats to students attending area K-12 schools. This practical knowledge includes hands-on experience in the growing and care of California’s native plants taught by the educators (ie: teachers; administrators; principals) of the school and/or Shasta Chapter members.

The AGP awards grant monies to school educators for the purpose of purchasing materials such as native plants, native plant information, and garden supplies. These materials are intended to supply educators the necessary materials to teach students, through practical and hands-on experience, the growing and care of California’s native plants. The grant monies for funding the AGP are obtained primarily through Shasta Chapter annual native plant sales and other Shasta Chapter sponsored fund-raising events. 

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  • Grant application forms are made available to educators of all K-12 schools located within the counties served by the Shasta Chapter.
  • A grant application can be submitted at any time of the year.
  • Awarded grant monies can be used for purchase of native plants, gardening tools, gardening irrigation equipment, native plant books, native plant posters, native plant pictures, field trip supplies, field guides, or other items as approved by the grant application review committee.