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From Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County: October 30, 2015
The CCE Gardening Helpline releases Winter hours.
Master Gardener Volunteers are ready to answer your garden and indoor or outdoor pest questions throughout the winter season.  Give them at call at 585-753-2555 from 9 a.m. until noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Lowe’s Community Partners Grants
Funding is available to support nonprofits and municipalities needing support for facility upgrades and ground improvements. Grants range from $2,001 to $100,000.
*** DEADLINE to apply is Monday, May 23rd, 2016 ***
Learn more here.

#140 Difference Grant Contest
Funding available to people with innovative environmental ideas. Grants will range from $140 to $10,000.
*** DEADLINE to apply is Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 ***
Learn more here.

Partnerships for Parks Capacity Fund Grant
Funding of up to $5,000 per project is available to aid in building and to support and promote program development.
*** DEADLINE to apply is Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 ***
Learn more here about grant writing workshops.
Learn more here about the grant.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Announces a Call for Proposals
A call for proposals is being made for Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health, which is a program supporting evidence-based research necessary to build a culture where health is central. Every year, approximately $2.2 million funds 5-12 projects each year. Many of past award recipients have integrated community gardening practices into their strategy.
*** Letters of intent are currently being accepted on a rolling basis ***
Learn more here.

The Pollination Project
Grants available to support grassroots community food projects.
*** Applications accepted on a rolling basis ***
Apply here.

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation - Tree Planting Grants
Funding available to plant an orchard in your community green space.
*** Applications accepted on a rolling basis ***
Apply here.

Source: Garden of E.D.E.N, Foodlink, Rochester, NY

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