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Community Garden Grant Application

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  2. Community Garden Grant Application

    The Village of Park Forest encourages the establishment of Community Gardens on public and private land including at schools, workplaces and houses of worship. All community gardens may be eligible to receive a grant of $100 through the Park Forest Community Garden Grant Program. Eligible projects include: the installation of a new community garden, planting native plants at the garden, adding features that promote sustainable gardening practices including composting and water harvesting systems, and supporting educational programs. The maximum of 20 grants will be awarded in the 2023 growing season.

  3. If you are part of a group or organization, please only have your designated garden liaison fill out this form.
  4. Please fill in the contact information of your liaison if you are part of a group.
  5. We will only use your information to contact you with important community garden information.
  6. Where is your garden located?
  7. This section is for organizations who are sponsoring a garden only
    Organizations may include churches, schools, businesses, or community groups.
  8. Do you serve/engage low-income community members?
  9. Grant Application
    Please list the items, with their estimated cost, you are hoping to purchase with this grant. Examples of eligible items include seeds, soil, mulch, materials for planting beds or shade structures, and rain barrels. Other eligible expenses include those necessary for garden-based educational programs or community outreach such as canning supplies, materials for a community garden sign, or art in the garden. Reimbursements will NOT be made for gardening tools.
    • I understand that the Community Garden Grant is to be used only for purchases directly related to the community garden.
    • Requests should be submitted only by the Designated Liaison for the Community Garden. Reimbursement checks will be made out to the Liaison, who will be responsible for disbursing funds to Garden Group members as appropriate.  

    • In order to receive reimbursement, the Designated Liaison must provide the Village with a one-time submission of a W-9.

    • All requests for reimbursement must be accompanied by receipts. Receipts must be dated after Jan. 1st and submitted before November 1st of the gardening year.  

    • A maximum of two (2) requests for reimbursement can be submitted by each Garden Group per year, with a total yearly reimbursement not exceeding the maximum amount of $100.  

    • Survey: To assist the Village in measuring the impact of the Community Garden Program, I agree to fill out the survey that will be sent out at the end of the growing season.


  10. In order to receive a Community Garden Grant, every Garden Group must have a Designated Liaison to the Village of Park Forest. The Liaison or individual gardener must read and agree to the following:
    Liaisons and individual gardeners will be contacted by the Sustainability Office to formalize reimbursement procedures.
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