Garden Irrigation Fund, Grant Agreement

Jurisdiction Name: Baltimore City
State/Province: MD
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 620,961
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: grant agreement
Year: 2014
GFC Topic: community food production
Keywords: agriculture, community garden, funding, grant, grant program, irrigation, public funds, urban, urban agriculture, water access
Adopting Government Department(s):

Baltimore City Board of Estimates

Lead Implementing Entity(s): Parks & People Foundation
Support Entity(s):

Baltimore City Department of Planning, Baltimore City Office of Sustainability, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Baltimore Green Space

Funding Amount: $3000/garden site; $24,000 appropriated by Board of Estimates in 2014 as a Grant Agreement
Funding Sources:
Policy Outcome(s):

enabled a second round of the Garden Irrigation Fund Program – up to $3,000 of support for the installation of direct lines into community garden sites in need of water access; set roles and expectations for the program, in which community-managed open space site managers would apply for support for installation of water lines; required applicants to make the case for why direct water access is necessary or preferable, and for how their site serves the Baltimore community

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