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CHS Foundation Classroom Grants

Grants to USA K-12 Teachers for Innovative
Education Projects Using Agricultural Concepts

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CHS Foundation/National Agriculture in the Classroom

Deadline Date:

09/15/18 5 p.m. ET


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Grants of $500 to USA K-12 teachers to enhance student understanding of agriculture by incorporating agricultural lessons into the core curriculum. Funding may be used for Grant money can be used for animal science projects involving embryology, aquaculture or ranch-related projects, field trips or farm tours. Teachers may propose creative classroom projects that use agriculture concepts to teach math, nutrition, reading, writing, social studies, or science.

Those who receive one of the 15 grants will be required to use at least two lessons from the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix on the National Agriculture in the Classroom website at or from their state Agriculture in the Classroom program. In addition, grant proposals must demonstrate how they will involve a local farmer, rancher or agriculture industry representative in the project.

Grant money for school gardens can be used to purchase the following items:
-Seeds (fruits and vegetables)
-Plants (fruits and vegetables)
-Raised bed materials
-Greenhouse materials
-Hydroponics materials
-Irrigation/watering system materials

K-12 students must be directly involved in project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 160271

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Term of Contract:

Grant checks not cashed within 60 days after receipt will become null and void.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants: Certified, core academic teachers engaged in classroom instruction at the kindergarten through 12th grade level who wish to use agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas and enhance students' understanding of agriculture.

Grant money cannot be used for salary or compensation.
Grant money cannot be used for clothing, promotional items or giveaway items.
Grant check will be made payable to the school, not to an individual.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for grant proposals is September 15, 2018 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Grant proposals will be accepted as online submissions only. Applicants will be notified via email by in October.

Some amount of in-kind or monetary contributions must be secured before receiving the grant.

View National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix information here:

View Agriculture in the Classroom program information here:

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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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