Prairie Garden Grant Application

The Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF) requests proposals from gardening and conservation groups, parks, schools, and other entities for MPF’s Prairie Gardens Small Grants Program. Please use this application form and submit as directed below.

MPF’s Prairie Gardens Small Grants Program was established in 2012 to promote the use of our native Missouri prairie plants in a prairie garden or planting that is available to the public and that includes an educational feature, such as an interpretive sign.

Proposals are to be submitted electronically by using the form below, by March 24, 2017. Awardees are announced on April 4, 2017 and completion of the garden should be reported by September 1, 2017. On completion of the project, a synopsis with digital photos needs to be sent to [email protected].

MPF wants to award $500 in 2017 to help fund the establishment of such a planting. Selected proposals must address the following (if you are unable to attach graphics, you can send them separately to [email protected]):

Prairie Garden Grant Application

  • Please include information about any nearby native plantings, or lack thereof. Be sure to include the location of your garden, and the amount of public exposure it will receive.
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  • Describe your plan's timeline, including a beginning and completion date.
  • Describe plans for an interpretive feature, such as a sign.
  • Describe how your planting will be maintained once construction is complete.
  • Describe your budget in detail including how the grant will be spent.
  • Describe the likelihood of your project moving forward if you do not receive this grant.
  • Describe any matching funds you will receive if you are awarded this grant. This is not required but can lend strength to your application.