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This is a feature from the October 2018 edition of NAAE’s News & Views Newsletter. To read News & Views in its entirety, please visit this link.

 

Deadline to Apply: October 31, 2018

 

Looking to implement CASE in your agriculture program, but not sure how to fund it? Check out the CASE Implementation Grant from Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. For the sixth year in a row, the program formally known as the DuPont Pioneer CASE Implementation Grant Program, is offering grants to public and private schools and universities looking to add CASE to their programs.

 

“In our Corteva Agriscience purpose, we have a focus on ensuring progress for generations to come,” said Krysta Harden, Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Office at Corteva Agriscience. “Supporting our agricultural educators through CASE grants ensures teachers have the resources they need to prepare youth to see themselves in careers in the agriculture industry. We can’t thank our hard working agricultural educators enough.”

 

Teachers are eligible to apply for grants up to $5,000 that could cover the cost of attending a CASE Institute, as well as purchasing classroom equipment, supplies, textbooks, and software. To be eligible for these grants, each applicant must be an agriculture teacher who is employed to teach at least one CASE course in a school in the fall of 2019, or actively seeking employment as an agriculture teacher beginning in the summer or fall of 2019 in a school where CASE courses will be taught.

 

Pre-service agricultural education programs are able to apply for up to $7,500 to host a CASE Institute specifically for pre-service agriculture teachers.

 

Each application submitted must include the following:

  • A grant budget including the estimated registration fee for the CASE course the teacher wishes to attend and/or supplies, equipment, textbooks, and software for CASE implementation.
  • A narrative (approximately 500 words) detailing the grant's potential impact on students, agricultural education program, school, teacher, and/or community; and
  • A letter of support from a program supporter such as an administrator, local ag industry leader, advisory council member, or parent of a currently enrolled student indicating the commitment to the CASE initiative.

 

Grant awardees will be announced in December. To complete your application, follow this link. For more information about this opportunity, contact Miranda Chaplin, CASE Operations/Outreach Director.

 

Make sure to submit your application by October 31st!