A completed application is required to be considered for one of the competitive grants. The application process is simple and asks the following:
Describe, in detail, the project the chapter grant will fund?
How will this grant help to further your chapter's agricultural education program?
(review budget guidelines)
Can the Tractor Supply Company name be incorporated in your project?
Any chapter engaging at their local Tractor Supply Store and/or promoting their participation will have the opportunity to complete a post fundraising Engagement form. The Engagement form will consist of the following areas:
In-store Hours: How many students and hours were contributed and what chapter members did while at store (this may include your other fundraisers)
Local Promotion: Provide information about how the program was promoted. This may include: social marketing, flyers, posters, email, broadcast, print, etc.
Additional consideration may be given to those chapters that complete the optional engagement form.
Chapter applications will be evaluated using 3 main areas:
Sustainability of the program
Why is this program important to furthering your schools agricultural education program
Budget (how will funds be used)
Grant Award Process
Advisors will be notified, via e-mail, of the grant decision.
The local Tractor Supply Company store, nearest winning chapters, will also be notified. Grant checks and other presentation materials will be sent directly to the local Tractor Supply Company store. The advisor and store manager are encouraged to work together for a presentation of the grant check.
The winner's packet shipped to the store will include the following:
Grant Follow-up Process
Advisors will receive an e-mail, approximately eight months after the grant check is issued, encouraging them to log onto their FFA.org account and complete a grant status update.
Grants for Growing FAQ - Chapter
Grants for Growing FAQ - State Staff