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Urban Green and Community Gardens Grant Program (UGCG)

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The Department is now accepting applications from targeted investment and distressed municipalities to the Urban Green & Community Grant Program (UGCG). All application materials are due for submission to the Department by no later than October 2, 2023.

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The Department’s Urban Green and Community Gardens Grant Program (UGCG) is available to distressed municipalities and provides funding assistance to develop or enhance urban green spaces for public enjoyment and/or environmental education. 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.

The UGCG is administered through the Department’s Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition (OSWA) Grant Program.

Grants under both UGCG and OSWA are based on the merits of the projects and the level of funding available. Funding for these programs is derived from State bond funds and/or the Community Investment Act.