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Grants to Arkansas Schools and Clubs to Promote the Development of Agricultural Gardens

Ag in the Classroom Outdoor Classroom Mini-Garden Grant Program


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
212825

Funding Source
ARKANSAS FARM BUREAU FEDERATION
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Geographic Focus
USA: Arkansas

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/15/24 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $250 and grants of up to $500 to Arkansas schools and clubs to promote the development of agricultural gardens. Funding is intended for projects that demonstrate the importance of agriculture in the day-to-day environment. The grant program furthers the idea that gardens show the connection between agriculture, food, fiber, conservation, wildlife, and the urban environment. Gardens must contain agricultural crops such as corn, wheat, rice, soybeans, etc., and/or vegetables and fruits. Livestock projects are also acceptable, including bees.


Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Criteria for Schools, FFA Chapters, and 4-H Clubs
• A minimum of 100 students for average daily attendance
• The garden must be located on or adjacent to the school site
• A farmer volunteer, preferably a county Farm Bureau board member, must serve
as a project advisor.
• Teacher involvement is mandatory, and parental involvement is recommended.

Ineligible
This funding may not be used for flower or butterfly gardens or nature trails.

Pre-Application Information
Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2024, as long as funding is available.

These are matching funds grants, and applications must include matching funds. Matching funds may include monetary donations from outside organizations and
businesses, school funds, and in-kind donations such as material, labor, equipment, etc.

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $500 will be awarded for new gardens, and up to $250 will be awarded for
ongoing garden projects.

Contact Information
Email applications to lori.croy@arfb.com.

Or mail to:
AITC
Arkansas Farm Bureau
P.O. Box 31
Little Rock, AR 72203

Any questions regarding the Outdoor Classroom Garden Mini-Grant Program should be directed to Donette Spann at 501-228-1222 or Lori Croy at 501-228-1306.

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