Grants

Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grant

The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation in partnership with the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation offers grants up to $200 to support the integration of agriculture into regular classroom instruction or after school programs with an academic focus. Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grants are designed to initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote agriculture literacy. Grants can be used for to fund innovative lessons, activities, classroom resources, guest speakers, outreach programs, fieldtrips and other projects.

Deadline for applying is Jan. 10, 2017 and projects must be completed by June 1, 2017.


Agriculture in the Classroom Local Support Grants

The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation offers grants to support agriculture education programs that impact students or adults and help develop an understanding of agriculture and the agriculture industry. Agriculture in the Classroom Local Support Grants are designed to initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote agriculture literacy through education and outreach. Grants can be used for to fund innovative lessons, activities, classroom resources, guest speakers, outreach programs, fieldtrips and other projects.

Grant applications will open in February and close in March. Projects must be completed by Oct. 31 of the grant year.


Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award

The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation offers one award given to an Iowa educator currently engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade levels. This award recognizes a teacher for their integrated efforts to teach students about the importance of agriculture. The teacher selected will receive $500 and have up to $1,000 of their related expenses paid to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference.

Grant application opens in September and closes in November of the current program year.

White-Reinhardt Mini-Grants

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture offers the White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Program to fund projects that will increase agricultural literacy. County and state Farm Bureaus may apply for grants of up to $500 for classroom education programs for grades K-12 in order to initiate new agriculture literacy programs or expand existing programs. Grants are available on a competitive basis.

White-Reinhardt Scholarships

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture offers White-Reinhardt Scholarships to the attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference to full time educators and/or volunteers that actively participate in classroom ag literacy programs or events. This scholarship program is to provide travel expense funds to attend the national conference and then use the information gained to expand their outreach to students regarding food, fiber and fuel.

Applications are due Oct. 15 of the program year.

National Agriculture in the Classroom Scholarship

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization with support from the CHS Foundation offers up to 55 scholarships for teachers to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom conference. The scholarship applications are due in February and the conference is held in June.

CHS Classroom Grant

The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization with financial support from the CHS Foundation offers five $1,500 grants to be awarded to kindergarten through 12th grade core education teachers whose innovative classroom projects use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, nutrition, science and/or social studies.

Application for grant proposals opens in July and the deadline is in September.