Grant Application

Mangrove Chapter Grant Application

 

This Mangrove Chapter, FNPS Grant will support the planting of Florida Native Plants. Funds are available to create a public wildlife garden, to rehabilitate or enhance an existing garden, to replace invasive, exotic species with Florida native plants, to enhance a clubhouse, business, or non-profit entryway with Florida native plants, to plant native habitat around retention ponds, to add native plants to preservation areas, and/or for any educational planting.  Grants are limited to $250 per grant request.

 

Application:

 

Group applying for funds:

 

Contact person:

 

Contact email:

 

Contact phone number:

 

Location of Project:

 

Indicate: ___ new

___ enhancement

___ rehabilitation

 

Approximate dimensions of planting area:

 

Is this funding to be used in conjunction with other funding? If so, describe:

 

List Members of the Mangrove Chapter who are in your group (or none if applicable):

 

 

To receive this award the following conditions must be met. Check to show that you agree:

 

___ Planting shall be in a public space or, in the case of Gated Communities or other areas with

restricted access, in a “common” space open to that community. No private yards will be supported. Grant shall not be limited to gardens alone but will include public areas being reclaimed or rehabilitated.

___ Permission must be obtained from the owners of the area where the planting is planned.

___ Any Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FEPPC) listed invasive, exotic plants in the planting area shall

be removed. No plants on the current FEPPC list of invasive, exotic plant species shall be planted. See www.FEPPC.org for list.

___ Plans for the planting area must be submitted to the Mangrove Chapter, FNPS Grant Committee.

___ A site visit shall be a part of the grant consideration process

___No commercial pesticides shall be used in the garden. Natural remedies, such as soap suds are

allowed.

___No commercial fertilizers shall be used in the garden. Natural products, such as manure, Black Cow,

compost decayed vegetative matter are acceptable.

___No mulch products made from cypress, colored recycled wood waste (red mulch), or recycled tire

tread material shall be used. Melaleuca or Eucalyptus mulch, pine needles, leaves or decaying vegetative matter are excellent mulches.

___Plantings shall be tended on a regular basis and the plan to have the garden maintained during the

summer months must be submitted with the application.

___Plantings shall be watered at planting, and as needed to establish. Following that, water must be

used sparingly to be “water-wise”.

___The Garden shall be protected from mowing and foot traffic.

___ Awardees are requested to present a short “before and after” presentation at a Mangrove Chapter

meeting, and must provide a final report with photos to the grant committee. Evidence must be presented as to how the planting was maintained over the summer months. Awardee will be asked to prepare a short article with before and after pictures to the Chapter for inclusion into its newsletter.

___ Plantings shall receive a sign that funding for the purchase of plants was provided by the Mangrove

Chapter, FNPS. This sign must be posted in a readily visual area at the planting location.

___ I understand that payment will be made by check after the submission of a paid invoice/receipt for

the purchase of plants which must be itemized by plant species (and size). Purchases will be reviewed by grant committee & only native plant species will be reimbursed.

Signature of land owner or representative signifying they approve of the project including the posting of the FNPS sign provided by the Mangrove Chapter.

 

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Name(s): Date:

 

Signature of Grant Applicant

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________Name(s): Date:

 

Mail completed application to:

MCFNPS Grant Committee

PO Box 1153

Englewood, FL 34295 – 1153

Questions? Phone 941 – 769 - 3633

 

 

 

 

 

Published on  26.09.2018