Dig In! Grants

Community Garden Grant

Community gardens also help foster a sense of community well being and togetherness while reminding urban dwellers that access to green spaces and fresh food is not just for rural residents. Some of the resources that participants in the Dig In! program enjoy include access to grants and funding for purchasing building supplies, guidance in creating a community garden team, technical assistance in building gardens, access to City Green’s tool lending library, and educational workshop opportunities.

Interested in starting a NEW Community Garden in Passaic County? We are always eager to expand our garden network in Passaic County. First-time Community Garden applications, email Dig In! Coordinator JULIAN CANNATA to schedule a consultation and receive the New Community Garden application.

Habitat Restoration & Tree Planting Grant

In 2018, the Dig In! program began offering additional resources for habitat restoration projects. This new program seeks to engage municipalities, community organizations, garden clubs, and motivated individuals to support local ecosystems and beautify their communities. These projects use the beauty and enchantment of public plant and garden installations to inspire new pride in communities, support local wildlife, and change the public experience of community life. Dig In! supports habitat restoration through three micro-grants: Pollinator Habitat Gardens (spring), Native Tree Plantings (fall), and Daffodil Bulb Plantings (fall).


The purpose of these grants is to reintroduce native perennial plants into our neighborhoods to support wildlife and healthy urban ecosystems. With ecosystem health in mind, all pollinator gardens and tree plantings only include long-lasting, native plants that will continue to grow and create a beautiful space for both nature and people for years to come. City Green will partner with community groups and municipalities to develop vibrant, native habitats and gardens throughout Passaic County. 

Application Opens Spring 2022

Water Assistance Grant

Gardens with restricted access to water or looking for innovative ways to sustainably use water are encouraged to apply for the Water Assistance Grant. Funding goes toward hoses, rain barrels, irrigation, and other water-related necessities. Only eligible to existing Dig In! community gardens who have been in successful operation for 2 or more years. 

Application Opens Spring 2022