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Living to Serve Grants

Living to Serve Grants

Apply for a Living to Serve Grant. Now in English and Spanish!

Now Open:

  • Spring Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant – Due February 1, 2018
  • Day of Service Mini-Grants – Due last day of each month.The date of the service event will determine when best to apply. Use this table to identify when to submit an application.

Living to Serve Grants provide an opportunity for FFA chapters (middle school, high school or alumni/collegiate) and state FFA associations/foundations to seek funding to support various types of service projects through a competitive application process.

Applicants must identify a community need that falls within one of four focus areas.

  • Community Safety: Addresses concerns regarding the safety of community members and the preparation, response and recovery efforts that relate to emergency preparedness and natural disasters.
  • Hunger, Health and Nutrition: Addresses unmet food insecurity needs, increasing physical activity and improving healthy habits to promote physical and mental well-being of the community.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Addresses issues regarding air and water quality, energy and water efficiency, at-risk ecosystems and conservation to protect and sustain the natural systems upon which all life depends.
  • Community Engagement: Addresses matters related to heritage and traditions, connections between community members and civic responsibility throughout the community.

Grants are available for projects based on duration and scope:

Yearlong: Provides middle/high school FFA chapters with up to $3,000 to support a service-learning project that spans an entire school year.

Semester-long: Provides middle/high school FFA chapters with up to $1,200 per semester to implement a service-learning project in their community for one semester.

Day of Service Mini-Grants: Provides alumni or middle/high school chapters with up to $400 to conduct a one-time service event.

For Resources Visit, Types of Service and Plan Your Service Project

Living to Serve Grants Application Dates

Application TypeApplication OpenApplication DueAward Notification
Yearlong Living to Serve GrantMay 1, 2017
June 15, 2017August 1, 2017
Semester- Long Living to Serve Grant: 1st SemesterAugust 1, 2017September 1, 2017September 15, 2017
Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant: 2nd SemesterJanuary 1, 2018February 1, 2018February 15, 2018
Day of Service Mini-GrantJune 1, 2017Last Day of Each Month15th of Each Month

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