Apply for an Agriculture in ALL Classrooms Grant
Agriculture impacts our lives every day in all subject areas – STEM, ELA, Social Studies, Art, Music…the possibilities are endless! Let your creativity be your guide to incorporating agriculture themes into unexpected curriculum and bring relevance and context that enhance student learning in any space. Formal and non-formal (volunteer) educators and/or groups are eligible to apply for Agriculture in ALL Classrooms Grants of up to $500 per grant. Applications are due June 30, 2023.
- Proposal project must directly impact students in grades PreK-12.
- Proposal should enhance student knowledge of the contribution made by agriculture as described by one or more of the themes of the National Agriculture Literacy Outcomes:
- Ag in the Environment
- Plants and Animals for Food, Fiber & Energy
- Food, Health & Lifestyle
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Culture, Society, Economy & Geography
- Proposed projects or events designed to reach large groups of students will be given preference, as will those that involve innovative approaches in agricultural literacy.
- Continuing, annual or on-going projects should show plans for improvement, expansion of program, or other changes the grant will help achieve.
Who Can Apply?
Formal and Non-Formal (volunteers) educators are encouraged to apply.
Grant Selection: A judging committee will review all funding requests that are properly submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2023.
Grants may be awarded for less than the full amount requested, based upon judges’ discretion and available funds.
All awarded grants must submit the final grant report by June 30, 2024. Failure to submit grant report will result in loss of eligibility for future funding.
- April 3, 2023 - Grant applications open
- June 30, 2023 - Grant applications close
- July 17, 2023 - Grant winners notified via email
- August 1, 2023 - Grant checks mailed to awarded projects
- June 30, 2024 - Grant reports due
Grant Scoring Overview :
- Goals and objectives of project – 20%
- Description of proposed project and how it enhances student awareness of agriculture – 40%
- Itemized budget summary – 20%
- Project timetable – 5%
- Methods to be used to measure the success of the project –10%
- Listing of local groups, individuals or other partnering organizations involved in the proposed project – 5%
- 100-word summary of the project for press releases and promotional purposes
Additional items to note:
- Farms or businesses that charge for tours or educational activities are not eligible.
- An organization/school can submit more than one application but for different projects.
- Groups/Educators in good standing with Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom are encouraged to apply.
Application will close on Friday, June 30, 2023. at 11:59 p.m.
Questions can be directed to Beth Schaefer, Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom Coordinator by phone 608.828.5644 or email email@example.com.