2021 Seeds for Education Online Application

The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education grant program (SFE) advances Wild Ones’ mission to spread awareness of the benefits of using native plants by providing funding for native plants and native seeds for projects that engage youth (preschool to high school) directly in planning, planting and caring for native plant gardens. Grant applications will be accepted from 12:00 a.m. CDT on July 15th through 11:59 p.m. CDT on October 15th, 2021 for the 2022 planting season. The period between July 15th and October 15th provides an opportunity for learning and preparing as you design and plan your garden project. If you are new to native plants, please email us at [email protected] for clarification or assistance with the application.

**Please Note: The SFE grant application is a web-based form that does not allow the saving of drafts.** Applications must be completed in one session. Applicants are strongly encouraged to compose and save their responses ahead of time in a word processor, and paste their answers into the web-based form when finalized. A worksheet of application questions can be downloaded here. Following this process will ensure your responses are not lost if your browser unexpectedly times out or quits during the completion of the form.


SFE Application 2021

Organization Information

Please note: SFE applications are limited to organizations located in the United States. If you are a Territory of the United States and would like to submit an application, please reach out to [email protected] for assistance. Thank you!

(2) Organization Address
(2) Organization Address
City
State
Zip/Postal

Project Coordinator Information


(6) Project Coordinator Name
(6) Project Coordinator Name
First
Last

Project/Garden Details


(13) Address of Garden Location (if different from organization location above).
(13) Address of Garden Location (if different from organization location above).
City
State
Zip/Postal
(Limit of 3,000 characters/500 words)
(Limit of 3,000 characters/500 words)
Maximum upload size: 8MB
Click here to see sample sketches/diagrams of final site plans.
(Limit of 3,000 characters/500 words)
(Limit of 3,000 characters/500 words)
(Limit of 3,000 characters/500 words)
Maximum upload size: 8MB
Click here to see sample sketches/diagrams of final site plans.

(26) Project Budget

SFE grant funds cover native plants and native seeds only and the total amount of your request may not exceed $500.00. Provide the following information for the plants/seeds selected for your project. (Note: You may add as many rows as needed to list each of your resources.)

Wild Ones Chapter Support

If you are collaborating with a local Wild Ones chapter on your project, please provide the chapter name and name(s) of specific member(s) providing support.

(28) Wild Ones Chapter Contact
(28) Wild Ones Chapter Contact
First
Last

Before You Submit

(Limit of 3,000 characters/500 words)

Attestation

I understand that the awarding of grants and amount of grants shall be subject to the sole discretion of Wild Ones. I also understand project details and designs become the property of Wild Ones, and if I am awarded a grant, Wild Ones shall have the right to supply others with this information and disseminate its underlying concepts and/or ideas. If awarded a grant, I agree to acknowledge this funding source in any project publicity or printed materials and submit an expense accounting within one year of the date of the award letter. Wild Ones and/or any of its agents, officials, and employees shall assume no responsibility or liability for claims of damage of any kind to property or for claims of injury to any person in connection with a grant.

I understand that I am responsible for securing and retaining parental approval and release for any photos and/or videos provided to Wild Ones for any youth under the age of 18 and that Wild Ones has permission to use submitted project photos and/or videos in any public media about Wild Ones.

I certify that I have obtained the necessary permission for my organization to submit this grant application and move forward with our garden project if we are awarded funds.

IF AWARDED any grant, APPLICANT AGREES TO THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS:
a. Provide Wild Ones with a point of contact to receive funds within 2 weeks of award notification.
b. Submit a project report at the completion of the grant (1 year after award) that includes photo releases for youth included in the project, digital photos/videos (esp. of children or youth actively planting or using the project site) or student artwork, poetry, etc. Newspaper articles or other media reports about the project are also welcome.
c. Acknowledge Wild Ones funding of your garden in project publicity and printed materials.
d. Notify Wild Ones of other project highlights or events so we may participate as deemed appropriate by your organization’s regulations.

(30) I understand and agree to the above attestation.

Grant Applicant’s Name
Grant Applicant's Name
First
Last
Upon submission, a copy of your completed application will be emailed to both the grant applicant and project coordinator.