Request for Applications
In 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf released Setting The Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA which aims to ensure food security through accessible healthy, nutritious food, and to improve well-being, health, and independence of Pennsylvanians. As part of this initiative, the Heinz Endowments will generously fund the Healthy & Green Container Gardening Mini-Grants for Pennsylvania home-based providers located in Allentown, Erie, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
These mini-grants will fund container gardens and associated supports to teach children the origin and process for growing healthy foods. Applicants will need to provide an overview of the project with anticipated activities related to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards.
Who May Apply
Licensed Pennsylvania home-based (Family Child Care Home, Relative/Neighbor, Group Home) childcare providers in Allentown, Erie, Philadelphia or Pittsburgh may apply for the Healthy & Green Container Gardening Grant. Applicants must have a valid childcare license from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services at time of application and prior to the disbursement of funds.
How the Funds May be Used
These funds may be used to purchase supplies related to container gardening:
Funds may also be used for any necessary professional development or technical assistance relating to the project.
How to Apply
Complete the online grant application at http://svy.mk/2fJ4oQd no later than February 10, 2017.
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