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Grants to USA PreK-12 Teachers for Innovative Classroom Projects Related to Agriculture

CHS Foundation Classroom Grant


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
160271

Funding Source
CHS FOUNDATION
and National Agriculture in the Classroom
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Geographic Focus
All USA

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA PreK-12 teachers to enhance student understanding of agriculture by incorporating agricultural lessons into the core curriculum. Funding is intended for materials necessary for projects related to agriculture, gardening, and other related topics. Teachers may propose creative classroom projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and more.

The CHS Foundation Classroom Grant Program is designed to fund projects that will educate Pre-K-12 students about the importance of agriculture and allow teachers to use agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas. 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)
  • Soil
  • Plants (fruits and vegetables)
  • Fertilizer
  • Raised bed materials
  • Greenhouse materials
  • Hydroponics materials
  • Irrigation/watering system materials


Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
Certified, general education teachers who are employed by a school district or a private school, who engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade level and who wish to use agricultural concepts to teach core subject areas and enhance students’ understanding of agriculture. Agri-science teachers may apply for the grant, but they must demonstrate how the project being proposed will reach outside their agri-science classrooms to other classes in the same school or other schools, including elementary schools.

Ineligible
Grant money cannot be used for salary or compensation.

Grant money cannot be used for clothing, promotional items or giveaway items.

Pre-Application Information
The CHS Classroom Grant applications will be available first week of August and due September 15.

Timeline:
- Grant proposals must be submitted online beginning August 1.
- The deadline for proposals is Sept. 15.
- Applicants will be notified via email in October or early November.

Grant check will be made payable to the school, not to an individual.

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

Number of Grants
20

Estimated Size of Grant
$500

Term of Contract
Teachers have until June 1 the following year to complete the project and submit a final report.

Contact Information
Apply online: https://naitco.jotform.com/232113907027953

National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization
19 River Oaks Way,
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Phone: 352.745.0246
Email: info@naitco.org

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