A chapter grant offers members the opportunity to experience and take part in activities in which they otherwise would not have been able to. One benefit is the measurable impact a grant can have on an entire community. Grants help build strong communities and lasting relationships between FFA chapters and local businesses. Additionally, they offer businesses a direct pipeline to the many talents FFA members possess.
Tractor Supply Company Grants for Growing
Grants for Growing is a competitive grant process to develop or improve an agricultural project. Applications must outline a new or existing school agricultural project. The project should be sustainable and live on to benefit future FFA members. These chapter grants will allow for a greater impact in local communities and enhance chapter learning experiences. A completed application is required to be considered for one of the competitive grants. The application process is simple and asks the following:
- Program/Project title?
- Describe, in detail, the project the chapter grant will fund: What is the goal of this project?
- How will this grant help to further your chapter’s agricultural education program: What will this grant allow your chapter to start? or How will this grant help enhance current curriculum.
- Detailed Budget: Do your budget line items compliment your plan as outlined and are all expenses allowable.
- Can the Tractor Supply Company name be incorporated in your project?
To see a list of the 2018 Tractor Supply Company Grants for Growing recipients click here.
Living to Serve
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.
Day of Service Mini-Grants – Due the first 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.Yearlong Living to Serve Grant – Due June 15, 2018.
The community of New Richmond, Wis. steps up in big ways to support its FFA chapter, thanks to the tireless efforts of the agricultural education instructor. You, too, might be surprised by the support you receive – if you just ask.