Teacher Mini-Grants

 

Nebraska Foundation for Agricultural Awareness is offering competitive mini-grants of up to $400 for use in classroom programs that promote agricultural literacy. The budget section of the application provides space for detailing the amount needed and how it will be utilized. The grants are available for kindergarten through grade 12. A total of $2,000 is available for the 2013-2014 school year. 

The program objectives should enhance student knowledge of the contribution made by agriculture. Innovative and inter-disciplinary programs will be encouraged. Field trips and assemblies must be linked to classroom learning objectives and should outline specific pre- and post-event activities. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges (educators and agricultural leaders).

Applications must be postmarked by October 1, 2013.

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Q: What is a Mini-Grant?

A: If smaller amounts meet the needs for the classroom project, apply for a lesser amount. The grants are available for kindergarten through grade 12. Five $400 grants will be offered each school year.

Q: What is the criteria for selection?

A: The project should enhance student's knowledge of the importance of agriculture in their lives. Innovative and inter-disciplinary programs will be encouraged. Field trips and assemblies must be linked to classroom learning objectives and should outline specific pre- and post-event activities.

Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges (educators and agricultural leaders). The criteria for selection will be based on the completeness of the application in each area:
- Strong agricultural message
- Alignment with state content standards
- Method of assessment
- Quality of resources

Q: How do teachers apply?

A: Complete the application or answer the questions on a separate page in the order listed, not to exceed the front of two pages. Access the application here.

Return postmarked by October 1, 2013 to:
Deanna Karmazin
Agriculture in the Classroom
P.O. Box 80299
Lincoln, NE 68501


Deanna Karmazin
Executive Director
(402) 421-4408
deannak@nefb.org


NEBRASKA FARM BUREAU
5225 South 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68512
P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501-0299
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