ALERT: All GRANT FUNDS FOR 2013 HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED. PLEASE CHECK BACK IN 2014 FOR MORE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES.
The National Teach Ag Campaign is pleased to offer grant stipends once again to help state and local initiatives related to the recruitment and retention of school based agriculture teachers. Grants will be reviewed and awarded throughout the year based on impact and available grant dollars. There is no application deadline, however given the limited amount of funds available (currently at $5000) the sooner you submit an application the better. The grant activity must be completed during the 2013 calendar year. Applicants must be current NAAE members.
The grant program has three priority areas for 2013. Events that fall into these priority areas will have approval preference. However, ALL Teach Ag related grant applications will be considered. Please note activities must be related to the recruitment and retention of school-based agriculture teachers. General agriculture awareness events are not eligible for Teach Ag grant funding.
2013 Teach Ag Priority Areas
The grant application is entirely electronic. The National Teach Ag Campaign will notify you within 30 days with your grant request status. As always feel free to contact me directly if you have questions or experience any issues.
Here is a listing of past grant funded projects to give you ideas:
*Teach Ag workshops
*Travel stipends for students to tour an Ag Ed University program
*Teach Ag Day booths
*Hosting a VIP Teach Ag Day on campus
*Teach Ag Luncheon at State FFA Convention
*Teach Ag merchandise giveaways
*Teach Ag essay contest
*Campus commons informational booth
The National Teach Ag Campaign is an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education and is administered by the National Association of Agricultural Educators as a special project of the National FFA Foundation funded by the CHS Foundation.
I highly recommend that everyone apply for these grants! We've gotten two of them here in NJ, and they really assisted us in putting together some really neat events to promote teaching ag. The grants are SO helpful in funding great TAG activities, and the application is very easy to fill out. Ellen is wonderful to work with too! Let's try to get as many people as possible supporting the Teach Ag Campaign!