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Building Rural Communities (BRC) Grant Program

Grants to South Dakota Youth Organizations for
Community Improvement Projects in Rural Areas

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South Dakota Agricultural Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/15/17 Postmarked or Received


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Grants of up to $200 and grants of up to $750 to South Dakota FFA Chapters, 4-H Clubs, and FCCLA Chapters to engage youth in projects to enhance rural communities. Funding may be used for community improvements or public safety activities. Student participation is required for all projects.

These grants were developed to demonstrate the importance of rural communities and the value of organizations that work together to improve rural life.

Funding is scored on the following criteria:
-Community and student involvement
-Accomplishment of educational and project goals
-Justification of community need/benefit

Types of Grants:
-Basic: The basic grant is used for community improvement projects.
-Safety: The safety grant is used for projects that enhance public safety.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176106

Estimated Size of Grant:

Basic Grants are limited to $750 per project.

Safety Grants are limited to $200 per project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are open to 4-H Clubs, FFA Chapters, and Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapters.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received or postmarked no later than November 15, 2017.

Awards will be announced by the end of December 2017.

Contact Information:

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

Chris Maxwell, Executive Director

South Dakota Ag Foundation
Grants Program
112 Port Na Haven
Fort Pierre, SD 57532

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Dakota