For the ninth year, MEEC is offering all High Desert schools within its boundaries an exciting program and funding opportunity via “A Garden in Every School.”
Through the generous support of MEEC’s sponsors and a special grant from MEEC partner Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation (AWAC), schools may apply for a grant to provide them with the basic tools necessary to start or sustain a school garden.
Interested teachers must submit a completed application form that includes the proposed project, desired materials , a budget cost breakout based on the actual material costs, including shipping and handling, if applicable (labor costs are not eligible for funding) and how the project will address educational standards. Recipients will be notified in early November and grants will be awarded by November 30th.
Maximum grant amount is $500.00. Individual award amounts to be determined by MEEC. Only one grant will be awarded per school per school year. To date, MEEC has awarded school garden grants to over 30 schools in the High Desert.
Application deadline is 5:00 PM October 31, 2016. Completed applications may be mailed to MEEC/School Garden Program, 14306 Park Avenue, Victorville, CA 92392 or faxed to (760) 241-6271. For questions, contact MEEC Program Specialist Samantha Murray at (760) 245-1661 ext. 6717.