NieghborFood Mini Grants

Summit Food Coalition's NeighborFood Mini Grant Applications are now available.  The deadline for applying is April 10th.


Guidelines and Requirements:
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Apply online here.

Before your application will be considered, you will need to:

 1.     Show that your garden is easily accessible to the neighborhood. We need a physical address; a site evaluation will be made before grants are awarded.
2.     Demonstrate that your gardens are for personal and neighborhood use only.
3.     Provide documentation of participation in a community garden leadership training program.
4.     Show it is a COMMUNITY garden. Relatives are encouraged to garden together. However, at least three different households need to be represented in the garden.
5.     Show proof of a recent soil test.
6.     Obtain all needed permits and licenses from the city. All gardens using city-owned land must have a signed license agreement (which requires a $50 fee, an eligible grant expense) and a permit for water before funds are released. Those using private property and needing city water must show proof they are permitted to use the land AND have a city water permit before release of funds. Permit applications can be obtained from the City of Akron Service Dept., 166 S. High St., Akron, OH 44308. Contact Kurt Mulhauser at the city Planning Department, 330-375-2090,
7.     Apply online or send completed applications to:
          Summit Food Coalition
          Attn: NeighborFood Mini Grants
          2179 Everett Road
          Peninsula, OH 44264

8.     Deadline for applications is April 10, 2017

If you receive a grant, you need to:

1.     Start gardening within 30 days of receiving funds; if you do not, you will need to return the money to Summit Food Coalition.
2.     Submit photos and a monthly progress[BK1]  report, outlining highlights and challenges faced each month.
3.  Let us know if you need any help. Mentors are available.
4.     Have fun and build community!