We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Cycle of White-Reinhardt mini-grants.You can find the application here!
What are they?
The White-Reinhardt Mini-Grant Program funds projects that will increase agricultural literacy. New this year, county and state Farm Bureaus may apply for $1,000 grants for education programs for grades K-12 in order to initiate new ag literacy programs or expand existing programs.
How does it work?
Applications must be submitted online by April 15. Applications are then approved by state Farm Bureaus before judging. Grants can only be given to county and state Farm Bureaus; payments will not be made to individuals or other organizations.
A panel of judges will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:
- The project enhances learner engagement in today’s food, fiber and fuel system. 30 points
- This project will creatively engage students in a manner that encourages them to learn more about agriculture. 20 points
- The project narrative is complete and includes well thought out: Plan, Goals, Timeline and Budget 20 points
- The project expands on current ag literacy efforts (additional grades, audiences, new subjects, etc.) 15 points
- The project indicates specifically how the project aligns with The Pillars of Agricultural Literacy. 15 points
Grants will only be given for ag literacy programs; farm safety and advocacy programs will be automatically disqualified. Grant monies cannot be used for wages, stipends or one-time consumable items like meals or copies.
Be creative! We are looking to fund innovating and exciting programs that teach learners about our food, fiber and fuel systems.
For complete guidelines and more information visit here!
The White-Reinhardt Fund for Education is a special project of the Foundation in cooperation with the AFB Women’s Leadership Committee. It was established to honor two former chairs of that committee, Berta White and Linda Reinhardt, who were leaders in the national effort to improve agricultural literacy.