The City of Madison Heights Michigan established the Environmental Citizens Committee (ECC), in part, to educate the public and encourage citizen participation in programs and projects to improve the environment. Building on that goal, the Bloom Project, a subcommittee of the ECC, designed this mini-grant program to educate and encourage citizen participation in planting and maintaining native gardens.
This mini-grant program aims to:
Increase awareness of the many benefits of native plants in our community
Provide how-to resources for establishing native plants at your home, school, or organization
Provide funding to support establishing or growing native gardens
If you are hoping to plant a native garden at your home, school, or organization in Madison Heights and need additional resources to get started, this might be the right opportunity for you. You are eligible to apply if the following conditions are met:
Garden is located in Madison Heights
If applicant is not the owner of the property, must have written permission from the property owner
Plan to establish garden in the 2023 growing season
All plants or seeds purchased must be native plants. Unfortunately, true native plants are not readily available at local stores, and it can be hard to sort out what is look-alike or cultivar.. If you need a list of trusted places to purchase, we can provide that to you.
The number of awards will vary depending on the amount of funding available, the number and types of applications received, and award amounts. Home/residence awards will not exceed $400. School and organization awards will not exceed $3,000. There is not a minimum award requirement. There is a limited amount of funding and not all applicants will receive funding.