2023-2024 School Garden Grants

The 2023-2024 grant application period is closed. Please check back in August 2024 for mor information on the 2024-2024 application period.

Suitable projects may include but are not limited to: seeds, soil, equipment, building materials, low water-use irrigation materials, trees, plants, greenhouse supplies, and composting materials.  Interested teachers should complete the online application by detailing desired materials, the project/materials’ environmental component and how the project will address educational standards. The application must also contain a timeline for project implementation and a budget or cost breakout based on the applicant’s research of actual material costs, including shipping and handling, if applicable.  Labor costs and food are not eligible for funding.  Projects must be implemented/materials must be used in schools located in the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County, the Antelope Valley or the Palo Verde Valley of Riverside County.  Applicants must also teach within these same jurisdictions.

Average grant amount is $600 – $800. But may be higher.  Individual award amounts to be determined by MEEC. Only one grant will be awarded per school per school year. Items must be purchased by April 1, 2024. Receipts must be submitted to MEEC by May 1, 2024.

Application deadline is October 31, 2023.  Applications will be reviewed and awarded by December 31, 2023.  Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received.  For questions, please contact sduvall@mdaqmd.ca.gov