Sign-ups for Big Sandy Area Community Action Program’s annual Garden Seed Program will be taken on a first come, first serve basis April 7 – April 23, or until funds are exhausted.
The Garden Seed Program offers qualifying low-income households $40 in vouchers to purchase seeds, plants, and fertilizer at local vendors so that area families can build a food-bearing garden at their home. The program is open to residents of Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike counties. Clients grow and maintain their gardens by themselves and are able to reap the fruits of their labor.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency will be operating the program a little bit differently than in years past. To apply for the program, you can book an appointment online by visiting www.bsacap.org/appointments or over the telephone by calling (606) 887-1441.
BSACAP staff will contact those who booked an appointment for the program in order to complete their application.
To be eligible for the program, a household must:
• Meet income eligibility guidelines
• Provide proof of income from the previous month
• Provide the social security numbers for all household members
• Provide a metered utility bill to verify their address
Documentation can be uploaded online at www.bsacap.org/appointments, or by emailing CSBG@bsacap.org. If you do not have internet access, you can arrange with the staff member who contacts you to drop your documentation off at your local BSACAP office.
Last year, over 240 households in the BSACAP service area of Floyd, Johnson, Martin, Magoffin, and Pike counties received garden seed vouchers. This year, the agency is excited to announce that they will be able to make vouchers available to over 500 households thanks to a generous grant from the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington, WV. Through the support of transformative health initiatives that empower all individuals to lead lives of optimal health, self-reliance, and self-respect, the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington strives to foster systemic change and collaborative impact across the tri-state area.
This program is funded, in part, by the Community Services Block Grant made available by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as a generous grant from the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington, WV.
Big Sandy Area Community Action Program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a vast array of services, such as employment and training assistance, weatherization of homes, and area Head Start programs, in order to assist individuals and families in obtaining self-sufficiency. Through collaborative efforts of community and organizational partnerships, BSACAP seeks to improve the overall quality of life within the Floyd, Johnson, Martin, Magoffin, and Pike County communities. To learn more about BSACAP and their programs, visit www.bsacap.org or follow them on Facebook.