Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program
Grant amount: US $100 - US $500
Deadline: Oct 15, 2018
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach
Location of project: United States
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The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program provides small grants for youth-centered efforts to establish and maintain native plant landscape learning environments.
- Attract songbirds and butterflies to your school yard with wildflowers and native grasses.
- Add opportunities for hands-on science in biology, ecology and earth science.
- Reduce energy consumption and improve storm water management; enhance sustainability and green-school certification.
- A wildflower garden featuring nectar and larval plants for butterflies and other pollinators
- A grove of native shrubs and trees that provide food and shelter for songbirds
- A wetland edge, perhaps part of a man-made stormwater detention basin or drainage channel, or on the bank of a natural pond or stream.
- A xeric (dry) landscape featuring cacti, succulents and other plants that are native to the local area
- A prairie restoration or meadow area
- A nature trail through existing wildlife habitat
- A woodland area managed with attention to woodland wildflowers or native shrubs
- Any other format that excites your students and meets our criteria
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- You can apply for a grant if you are connected to a public, charter or private school.
- You may also apply on behalf of a scout, 4-H or similar youth group, house of worship, summer camp, conservation district, library, nature center or other not-for-profit organization.
- In cases where the applicant is not the landowner, (for example, a scout group doing a project at a library site) both organizations must endorse the application.
- You can apply for grant for a project at the conceptual or groundbreaking stage.
- You may also apply for a grant to expand or renovate an existing project.
- Grant funds are for purchase of plants and seeds only.
- If you need funding for signage, fencing, paths, etc. you must find other sources.
- We target our schoolyard grants based on what we have seen works the best. We’re looking for projects that meet three essential criteria:
- Youth engagement in planning and doing (age-appropriate)
- Creation of an ecosystem community based on native plants
- Focus on hands-on educational activities
- Creativity in design is encouraged, but
must show complete and thoughtful planning.
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