Nebraska FFA Foundation accepting applications for individual, chapter project grants

Nebraska FFA Foundation accepting applications for individual, chapter project grants
The Norris agriculture classroom was selected as one of the 2019 Nebraska FFA Foundation Local Chapter Grant Recipients to purchase a new multipurpose welder.
April 28th, 2021 | Rural Radio Network Staff

Applications are now open for the 2021 Nebraska FFA Foundation Local Grant Program.

The grant program is in its fifth year offering money to chapters and students to support education.

Grant requests may be up to $10,000 for chapter and classroom projects and up to $2,000 for student supervised agricultural experience (SAE) projects.

Among various uses in previous years, grants have been used to assist with plant and poultry costs for student SAE projects, and welding and greenhouse costs for chapter projects.

Most agricultural programs in Nebraska are funded at the local property tax level, not on the state or federal level, which can cause funding gaps among chapters. Stacy Agnew, executive director of the Nebraska FFA Foundation, said the grant can help relieve funding gaps for chapters.

“The Nebraska FFA Foundation understands that in the challenging times that we are living today, the investment in local agriculture education classrooms, FFA chapters and students’ SAEs are critical to strengthening agriculture for today and in the future,” said Agnew.

Applications are due June 30, 2021. Learn more and apply at www.neffafoundation.org.

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