2024 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. The 2024 grant application will open on July 14th and will close on November 15th at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 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.

Grant CycleApplication OpenDisbursementReports Due
2023July 15 – Nov 15, 2022Feb 15, 2023Feb 28, 2024
2024July 14 – Nov 15, 2023Feb 15, 2024Feb 28, 2025
2025July 15 – Nov 15, 2024Feb 14, 2026Feb 28 2026

Applications are only available July-November and the form cannot be saved. A worksheet of application questions can be downloaded here.


The 2024 Seeds for Education Grant Application is open from 12:00 a.m. CT on July 14th, 2023 through 11:59 p.m. CT on November 15th, 2023 for the 2024 planting season. This application is currently closed. Thank you!