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Ag Literacy Grant Program

Grants to Minnesota K-12 Teachers and Youth Organizations
for Agriculture Systems Education in the Classroom

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) - Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC)

Deadline Date:

11/15/20 Midnight


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Grants of up to $500 to Minnesota K-12 educators and eligible youth organizations partnering with a K-12 teacher to integrate agriculture and food systems education into their classroom or school curricula. Agriculture is definite as the industry that grows, harvests, and develops food, fiber, trees, turf, and landscaping materials.

Ag Literacy Grant Program Overarching Goal

To provide cash awards to K-12 educators to encourage them to bring agriculture and food systems education "to life" by effectively integrating related content into their classroom or school. Grants are available for new ideas as well as enhancements to current events/activities. MAITC aims to fund projects that provide students the opportunity to experience agriculture in a cross-curricular manner.

Ag Literacy Grant for Teachers

First time applicants will have priority for funding. Grants supporting field trips to working farms or agriculture businesses are encouraged. Non-formal education applications will also be considered based on strength of application and the availability of funds.

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GrantWatch ID#: 163111

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant this year is $500.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:


Ag Literacy Grant for Teachers - K-12 teachers may apply.

Ag Literacy Grant for 4-H/FFA:
FFA chapters and 4-H programs are also eligible for grant funds to promote agricultural literacy with other groups (ex: elementary school). There is a separate application form for FFA and 4-H programs. The application asks FFA and 4-H chapters to identify which National Agricultural Literacy Outcome (NALO) the grant project covers. Applications submitted by these groups should show a partnership with a K-12 classroom teacher(s) outside of the school's agricultural education program.

Pre-Application Information:

-Applications are due by midnight November 15, 2020.
-Grant winners will be notified by January 1, 2020.

Contact Information:

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

To apply, please see the RFP below.


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