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
G4G is a competitive grant program that provides funding to FFA Chapters (middle school, high school) to support the development or improvement of agricultural projects that enhance the classroom experiences for students through chapter engagement activities. FFA chapters may apply for up to $5000 through the Grants for Growing (G4G) program, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company (TSC).
Funding is provided through consumer donations made during checkout at a TSC stores location by purchasing a $1 through the paper emblem program.
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.
Members of David Crockett FFA built eight raised garden beds in a remote, empty field.