The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have announced the return of the UC Kids Dig garden grant program. This grant programs serves to help schools provide students with new educational and community service activities by building vegetable gardens on school properties.
According to Union News Daily, the grant are worth a total of $56,000 and are funded through the Union County Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The UC Kids Dig In program was launched in 2017 as an initiative of Freeholder Sergio Granados, the current chairman of the trust fund. Thus far, the program has issued 172 grants.
Grant applications have been sent to all Union County school superintendents. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 20 at 5 p.m.