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04/01/20 5:00 PM CT Receipt for Nominations from Farmers; Entries from schools districts must be received by 5/01/20, 9:00 PM CT.
Grants of $15,000 to USA public K-12 school districts in eligible regions to support new and existing STEM programs. Applicants must be nominated by local farmers to participate. Funding is intended for programs that increase interest or improve learning and instruction in science, technology, engineering and math. The purpose of the program is to help improve education in rural America, thereby keeping rural schools growing.
The program funds many different types of projects focused on science, technology, engineering and/or math every year. School districts are encouraged to write grant applications that will fund projects that meet the individual needs of the district and their goals for its students. The range of projects funded each year is broad and examples include, but are not limited to, starting or renovating greenhouses or school gardens, creating makerspaces, purchasing technology for math or science classrooms, and updating science lab equipment.
The Fund encourage programs that make connections between the disciplines and/or are multidisciplinary within science, technology, engineering and math. Decisions will be based on a combination of financial need in the district, the merit of the proposed program, and community support demonstrated by farmer nominations.
GrantWatch ID#: 178842
Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri will each receive 9 grants; Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin will each receive 6 grants; California, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee will each receive 4 grants; Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, New York, and North Carolina, will each receive 2 grants; Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia, and Washington, will each receive 1 grant; One grant will be awarded to one of the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont; One grant will be awarded to one of the following states: Florida, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Grants are awarded in early August of each year and the program funds should be expended by the following October.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
School districts may start a grant application here: http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_survey.form?x_gm_id=3979&x_section_id=167926&x_quiz_survey_id=24119
Farmers may nominate online here: https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-rural-education/
Nominations may be mailed to:
America's Farmers Grow Rural Education
622 Emerson Road, Ste 150
St. Louis, MO 63141-9586
Farmers may nominate by phone by calling 1-877-267-3332 and answering all required registration information questions.
Program-related questions can be emailed to AFGREQuestions@Monsanto.com.
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