Apply for the $5,000 Ford Community Green Grant at Los Angeles Green Festival

The deadline to submit your Community Green Grant idea for Los Angeles Green Festival is October 26, 2012.

No idea is too small or too big, but to be considered, an idea must be local, innovative and actionable. Before each festival, a panel from Green Festivals and Ford Motor Company will select a group of Community Green Grant finalists to present their project proposals in the Ford Pavilion.

Festival attendees will then be able to vote on their favorite project idea, votes will be tallied on-site, and the winner will be announced on Sunday afternoon.

Remember the 2011 Los Angeles Ford Community Green Grant winner, HomeGirl Cafe? Watch this great video as Ford checked in to find out how they utilized their $5,000 grant!

greengrantchiCheck out our Community Green Grant winners from this spring in NYC and Chicago:

The receipient of the Ford Community Green Grant at NYC Green Festival was local nonprofit, Green City Force. The Green City Force team was on hand to accept the award, which was used to engage young adults to serve and train on an urban farm on NYCHA property in Red Hook, in partnership with NYCHA and Added Value. Corps Members (CMs)–all NYCHA residents from Red Hook and nearby— gained marketable skills while educating children about nutrition and expanding access to fresh foods.

In Chicago, Community Outreach Coordinator Jenni Schneiderman was on hand to accept the Community Green Grant for the Academy for Global Citzenship. The grant was used to fund summer camp sponsorship for kindergarten through fourth graders in a robust program that included applied math, science, technology and language arts, as well as worked towards building a farmer's market, supplied by the school garden. Ford checked in with the Academy for Global Citizenship to see how their summer camp went - check out their video report!

Head to our Youtube Channel for video of the Ford Community Green Grant awards from Spring 2012!

Best of luck to all applicants. We cannot wait to see your great ideas!