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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Grant

Grants to Oklahoma PreK-12 Educators for Programs
that Promote Agricultural Literacy in Schools

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Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom (AITC)

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Grants of $500 to Oklahoma PreK-12 educators for programs that integrate agricultural literacy into the classroom curriculum. Projects must support students' understanding of the fiber and food system. Funding may be used for teaching supplies, food items for lesson activities, classroom equipment, and children's books.

Project objectives must promote students' understanding of the food and fiber system and support the use of the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom program in the overall classroom curriculum. Because the primary purpose for this grant is to encourage the use of the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom program, project proposals must be directly related to Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom lessons and activities. A list of Ag in the Classroom lessons and the activities to go with the lessons are required.

Acceptable uses for grant funds include (Note: All activities must be linked to specific Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom lessons):

- Teaching supplies for use in teaching Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom lessons.
- Food items for use with Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom lessons activities, including recipes found in the Food and Fun section of the website, or in the Fruits, Nuts, and Veggies, Oh My Booklet. Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom and the Oklahoma Pork Council support the promotion of healthy food choices for students. When requesting food items, applicants are requested to consider the health benefits of the foods being offered to their students.
- Children's books about agriculture. (Applicants are requested to include book titles and to explain how the books will support teaching specific Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom lessons.)
- Equipment for use in teaching lessons from the OAITC website, including incubators, sewing machines, hot plates, convection ovens, lab equipment, etc. Funding for purchase of equipment will be limited to applicants who partner with other teachers in the building and whose proposals include more than one lesson, reflecting a familiarity with lessons and resources available on the website and a commitment to the OAITC program.

For more information about proposals that are most likely to be funded, see

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GrantWatch ID#: 149414

Number of Grants:

Six grants will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will be awarded in the amount of $500 each.

Term of Contract:

The project must be concluded and a report submitted by August 15 of the following year for fall semester grants and by December 15 of the same year for spring semester grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available to PreK-12 educators in Oklahoma working in public or private schools and to Oklahoma educators who work with students, grades PreK-12, in nonformal educational settings, e.g., after school programs, alternative education programs, 4-H clubs, etc. Applicants must have received AITC training through one of the professional development opportunities.

For more information about training, contact the Foundation's professional development coordinators:

Pre-Application Information:

Funding cycles correspond with school semesters. The application deadline for the fall semester is September 15. Deadline for the spring semester is February 15. Checks for the fall semester will be delivered between October 15 and November 15. Checks for the spring semester will be delivered between March 15 and April 15.

Applicants who apply by the September 15 deadline will be notified of the review team's decision by October 15. Applicants who apply by the February 15 deadline will be notified of the review team's decision by March 15.

Educators may apply for one grant in the fall and/or spring; however, priority will be given to qualified proposals from applicants who have not previously received project funding. Teachers within the same school are encouraged to work together on grant projects in order to get the maximum benefit from the funding.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Mail applications to:
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom;
205 4-H Youth Development Building;
Oklahoma State University;
Stillwater, OK 74078

For questions, contact:
Melody Aufill

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma

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