Dig In! Grants

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, Native Tree Plantings, and Daffodil Bulb Plantings.


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. 


Community Garden COVID Safety Kit Grant

All Dig In! Community Garden Partners are eligible for the COVID Safety Kit Grant. This package includes materials to help keep your gardens and outdoor spaces hygienic for your community members. This kit includes items like an outdoor handwashing station, gardening gloves, hand sanitizer, masks, safety posters, and our garden safety guide. 


The COVID Safety Kit is not a cash grant, and the kit's contents cannot be substituted or modified. Only existing Dig In! Community Garden Partners can apply for the COVID Safety Kit Grant. 


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.


171 Grove Street
Clifton, New Jersey 07013
Monday to Friday
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