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Now as a stand-alone 501c3 nonprofit, The Get Growing Foundation has a mission to inspire, educate, and motivate the next generation of gardeners through community outreach and education, experience based learning, and horticultural job skills training and placement. Get involved The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. Burgues script font free for maclastevil. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Gardeners

For the past three years, The Get Growing Foundation (GGF) had been the cornerstone of The Chicago Flower & Garden Show® to bring education and year-round programming to the event. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Show was canceled just days before it was set to open, but its programs and education continue to live on through the Foundation.

Now as a stand-alone 501c3 nonprofit, The Get Growing Foundation has a mission to inspire, educate, and motivate the next generation of gardeners through community outreach and education, experience based learning, and horticultural job skills training and placement.

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The need to cultivate the next generation of gardeners and enrich new career opportunities for our communities remains of paramount importance—and GGF is committed to bringing green to those in need.

Our Supporters
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    Plant Truck Chicago has brought joy and fun to those with a green thumb as well as aid to Chicago communities in need during this pandemic.

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    I donated in support of this campaign.

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    From Kathy and Chris Brady

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    I donated in support of this campaign.

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    Thanks Tony for all the good work you do for the city!

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  • $200

    Thanks Tony for all the good work you do for the city!

  • love that you are working in underserved communities.gardening is good for the soul!

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    Keep up the great work Tony!!!

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    LOVE everything about this! Cont'd great work and advocacy Tony!

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    Tony has been so supportive of The Chicago Help Initiative and I want to be supportive of his nonprofit as well.

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    I support growth in many ways. Supporting the education of our youth, growth and nurturing of our plants is an important effort. Environment matters.

  • Thank you Chgo Flower & Garden for inviting Women’s Journeys in Fiber to exhibit for the last decade. Your support has brought smiles to many faces.

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    Thanks to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show for supporting Women's Journeys in Fiber for the past 10 years. We are privileged to exhibit at the show

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    I donated in support of this campaign.

The key to a thriving economy is a skilled workforce with ample opportunities to succeed. The Workforce Retraining Initiative allocates $16 million to help unemployed and underemployed Nebraskans acquire new or improved skillsets and obtain rewarding careers. DED will employ the state’s community college system, with its training infrastructure and connections to the business sector, to enable this workforce program to assist individuals whose livelihoods have been impacted by COVID-19.

If you are looking to apply for an individual scholarship, visit ourWorkforce Retraining Initiative Scholarship page.

  • Nebraska community colleges will send proposals to be reviewed by DED; funds will be granted to the colleges.
  • Individuals who have lost their jobs and/or are underemployed as a result of COVID-19 will be invited to apply to the community colleges for scholarships. Information on these scholarships will be released in July. Please note: individuals will NOT apply to DED.

Funds will be provided to Nebraska community colleges to:

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  • Enhance or design training programs that support the upskilling and/or retraining of un- or underemployed individuals in high-demand skills via classroom, virtual/online or on-the-job training.
  • Award scholarships to individual student applicants.
  • Hire, train or retrain career coaches to provide proactive assistance to un- or underemployed students and potential students, in order to match their personal strengths and skills to high-demand employment pathways.

A PDF version of the application can be found here to be used in preparation. Please note that DED will NOT accept PDF applications. You must use the hyperlink below to submit your proposal.

Download the User Guide Here
Download Preparation PDF Here

See the Application Guidelines for more information on eligibility, use of funds, instructions on how to apply and the selection process.

Community Colleges will submit proposals electronically to DED.

Proposal Submissions for Community Colleges

Opens: June 16, 2020

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Due: June 25, 2020, 9 AM CDT

Scholarship applications will be accepted by Community Colleges starting July 10, 2020

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After the applications close, DED will review all applications and determine which applicants will receive the grant. Scoring details can be found in the application guidelines. Recipients will be notified by email sometime between mid-July and August 1st. You can also log-in to AmpliFund to check the status of your application.

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See Frequently Asked Questions for more information on common questions.