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White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant

Grants to USA State and County Farm Bureaus to
Expand K-12 Student Agricultural Literacy Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA) - American Farm Bureau (AFB) Women’s Leadership Committee

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Grants of up to $1,000 to USA state and county farm bureaus for K-12 classroom agricultural literacy projects and programs. Funding may be requested to start new or expand existing agricultural literacy programs. Priority will be given to programs that demonstrate a need for financial support. The intent is to build capacity by funding items that can be used repeatedly.

Projects should:

  • Enhance learner engagement in today’s food, fiber, and fuel system
  • Creatively engage students in a manner that encourages them to learn more about agriculture
  • Have a complete narrative and include well thought out plan, goals, timeline, and budget 
  • Expand on current agricultural literacy efforts (additional grades, audiences, new subjects, etc.)
  • Indicate specifically how the project aligns with The Pillars of Agricultural Literacy. Information about The Pillars of Agricultural Literacy can be seen at:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180971

Estimated Size of Grant:

Mini-grants are offered in amounts up to $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Cycle 1 is for Spring/Summer programs.
Cycle 2 is for Fall/Winter programs.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Mini-grants are offered to state and county Farm Bureaus.

Grant payments can be made only to a state or county Farm Bureau. Payments cannot be made to individuals or to other organizations.

Funding is not available for mileage, field trips, wages and benefits, safety programs or one-time consumable products such as copying, paper, seeds or meals.

This program is not to address farm safety education.

Pre-Application Information:

There will be two application cycles throughout the year.

Cycle 1:
- Applications will be due October 15.
- Farm Bureaus have until Nov 1 to approve grants.
- Recipients will be notified by early January for February through July projects.
- Initial funding will be issued by February.
- Reports will be due by November 30 the following year and final payments processed.

Cycle 2:
- Applications will be due May 30.
- Farm Bureaus have until May 1 to approve grants.
- Recipients will be notified by early July for August through December projects
- Initial funding will be issued by August.
- Reports will be due by May 31 the following year and final payments processed.

Mini-grant applications must be completed and submitted via online submission. The Foundation will send applications to the state Farm Bureau official administrator or agricultural literacy coordinator for approval.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application form:

Questions can be emailed to

Ellie Portillo, Program Assistant

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
600 Maryland Avenue SW Suite 1000W
Washington, DC 20024
Tel 800-443-8456
Fax 202-314-5121

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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