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People's Garden Grant Program

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2011 Request for Applications (RFA) for the People's Garden Grant Program (PPGP). The program is designed to facilitate the creation of produce, recreation, and/or wildlife gardens in urban and rural areas, which will provide opportunities for science-based informal education. This program is a joint initiative supported by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Food and Nutrition Service, Forest Service, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, in addition to NIFA. Successful applicants will provide micro-subgrant support to smaller local projects.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to those that might be interested in applying.

Deadline: Applications must be received by by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 26, 2011.

Interested potential applicants can participate on a teleconference to get details about the People's Garden Grant Program on Aug. 4, 2011 at 1 p.m., EDT. To participate, call toll-free (888) 858-2144; the access code is 1059897. For those unable to participate in the call, NIFA will post a summary of the questions and information provided to our website. Dr. Tom Bewick is directing the program and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at (202) 401-3356.

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-OP-003503

NIFA Funding Opportunity Page: This page includes links to the request for applications (RFA), the NIFA Application Guide, the application package, and abstracts of funded projects. Synopsis Page:;jsessionid=KzYXTv7Q09w7VLvlxsh43vTsqnhLDwp10CGNxXsTQ1PGVLxSF4RX!751481409?oppId=108453&mode=VIEW. This page includes a synopsis of the funding opportunity, a link to the full announcement (RFA) and the application package. Application Package:;jsessionid=tQ4bTv7Tjw2LQp8J2TwDlywV98z2McbzpGVmyF11K2xNr2pLxb2T!751481409?opportunity=USDA-NIFA-OP-003503&agencycode=USDA-NIFA. This page links to the application instructions and the application package.

If you have questions regarding the RFA, please contact: Dr. Tom Bewick, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (202) 401-3356.

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