The Whiteside County Farm Bureau® Foundation is offering up to five grants of up to $200 to pre-school through high school teachers within Whiteside County, in a public or private school system, to fund projects promoting agricultural literacy in the classroom.
* Priority will be given to applicants for resources that will last more than one school year.
* Priority will be given to first-time applicants that meet all grant requirements.
* Projects may be, but are not limited to, agricultural teaching units, classroom presentations, field
trips and career fairs.
* Projects should focus on integrating agriculture into a variety of curriculum areas.
* This grant will not fund consumable items such as landscaping, plants, incubators, and one-time
* Applications combining multiple classrooms are eligible for one grant award of $200.
Items considered when evaluating applications:
* Quality and uniqueness of the agricultural lesson, activity or project
* Integration of agriculture into a variety of curriculum areas
* Quality and completeness of application
Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019. Approved applications will be funded on a first come, first serve basis until grant funds are exhausted. A final report will be due by Friday, May 17, 2019.
Questions? Contact Matt Lillpop, Executive Director of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau® Foundation, at (815) 772-2165 or email@example.com.