WAM Educational Grant Program
The Wildflower Association of Michigan awards grants annually to fund projects that involve creating an outdoor classroom, enhancing an existing site, or developing other educationally directed projects that support the WAM Mission. It is our desire to educate Michigan's citizens in the areas of recognition, preservation and proper procedures for the restoration of the native landscape and to pass on an appreciation and respect for our native flora.
Prior to completing your application form, please review the criteria for this year's grant program as well as the summary of the follow-up procedures and Final Project Report required of all recipients of WAM grants. Please review this information carefully as it may prove valuable when designing your project and submitting your application. In particular, please note the deadlines and signatures required for each application. Improperly submitted applications will not be considered for funding.
Since it is WAM's desire to be of service to as much of the public as possible, all grant recipients will receive packets of information to assist them in fulfillment of their projects. Included for your use will be a list of sources for educational materials, a list of Michigan native species nurseries and seed suppliers, additional grant dollar sources, and other selected reading materials.
Each applicant may request up to $1000 in support. These funds can be used to purchase plants and seeds as well as mulch, labels or signs. The application deadline is December 15, 2014. All applicants will be notified if they are or are not recipients of an award no later than January 31, 2015. Award recipients will receive their funds at the Awards Luncheon on Sunday during the Michigan Wildflower Conference at the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus, which is always held the first full weekend of March. If you have any further questions pertaining to the grant application process please contact Maryann Whitman, Grants Coordinator, at the address below. Electronic submission through e-mail is encouraged. Please do not fax your application. Good luck and thank you for your interest in the WAM Educational Grant Program.
WAM Grants Coordinator
c/o Maryann Whitman
2271 Rochester Rd
Oakland MI 48363
Other Grant Sources:
Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund gives small monetary grants for natural landscaping using native plants. Contact the Wild Ones National Office for more information:
P. O. Box 1274
Appleton WI 54912-1274
920.730.3986 toll free