Community Grant Guidelines
1. The Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) will award annual community grants
that will not exceed $250 each. The number of grants will be up to the PCMGA and will be
based upon monies available and eligible grant applications received. All requests for
community grants must be made in writing on the Community Grant Application form below.
2. Any individual or group within Porter County and the immediate surrounding area is eligible to
apply for a grant. This includes, but is not limited to, public and private school teachers, Sunday
School teachers, Boys and Girls Club Leaders, 4-H Clubs, community organizations, and
3. The money must be used for materials (not labor) for a gardening/horticultural-related volunteer
4. The application form is to be completed in its entirety. Typing is preferred but not required;
however, if writing is illegible, the application will not be considered. Please use black ink.
The essay questions may be answered on a separate sheet of paper that is attached to the
application. The applicant must write his/her name in the upper right corner of any attached
5. The applications are due in the Porter County Extension Office by April 1st of the year for which
the grant is being requested. Money will be available to grant winners by May 31st of that year.
6. In the event that funds are unavailable or there is no qualified applicant, the PCMGA will not
award a community grant for that year.
7. Any grant recipient must be willing to allow the PCMGA to publicize the grant award in local
media outlets as well as Master Gardener publications.
8. Decisions of the PCMGA are final.
Porter County Master Gardeners Association
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2010 Grant Recipients
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