Apply for a Living to Serve Grant. Now in English and Spanish!
- Day of Service Mini-Grants – Due last day of each month
- State Day of Service Grant – Due December 1, 2017
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
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.
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Living to Serve Grants Application Dates
|Application Type||Application Open||Application Due||Award Notification|
|Yearlong Living to Serve Grant||May 1, 2017||June 15, 2017||August 1, 2017|
|Semester- Long Living to Serve Grant: 1st Semester||August 1, 2017||September 1, 2017||September 15, 2017|
|Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant: 2nd Semester||January 1, 2018||February 1, 2018||February 15, 2018|
|Day of Service Mini-Grant||June 1, 2017||Last Day of Each Month||15th of Each Month|
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