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Urban Green and Community Gardens Grant Program

The Department’s Urban Green and Community Gardens Grant Program provides funding assistance to develop or enhance urban open spaces for public enjoyment and/or environmental education.

Additional Information:
Promotion of open space in an urban setting may include, but may not be limited to, the development of a community garden or reclaiming and enhancing existing open space for the public's use. Grants are awarded to projects that demonstrate the highest ability to benefit urban communities in close proximity to population centers. Grant Program Eligibility Requirements: - Applicants must be a municipality; - Projects must take place within the territorial limits of a “Distressed Municipality” (CGS Sec. 32-9p) or a “Targeted Investment Community” (CGS Sec. 32-70); - Projects must take place on publicly-owned land; - This is a match share reimbursement program. Applicants must have funds available or funding sources available for 50% of the anticipated total project cost; - Projects must create, enhance, or restore a public urban community garden or green space; - Applicants must clearly show how the public will access and enjoy the project. If public access is not clearly shown, the project will not be evaluated or awarded a grant; - Projects cannot be for commercial activities (i.e., use of property for sale of goods or productions of goods for sale that generate a profit) or for active recreation development (i.e., dog parks, turf athletic fields, washing facilities, bathrooms, indoor recreational facilities, swimming pools); and - Projects cannot take place on land that was acquired by eminent domain.
Eligibility: Local Government Entity
Frequency Details: new?
Match Requirement: 50%
Land Use
Environmental Justice
Recreation & Access
Community Engagement
Open Resource

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