Ag in the Classroom Grant Proposals
The 2021-2023 biennium Ag in the Classroom grant applications are due by 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021.
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom Council are seeking proposals for developing and conducting educational materials and programs to help young people understand the importance of agriculture in North Dakota and in their own lives.
NDDA encourages those applying to develop projects based on the following activities:
- Secure private and public funding for the Agriculture in the Classroom Program through contributions and grants, with the objective of establishing a financial base for the current and future program needs;
- Coordinate in-service and pre-service training and promotional activities for K-12 teachers;
- Develop and distribute agriculture education information or materials targeting K-12 with a focus on 4th and 8th grade students;
- Develop presentations and coordinate activities for agriculture education in North Dakota;
- Develop and coordinate Agriculture in the Classroom activities for North Dakota educator conferences;
- Develop and coordinate a program of agriculture tours or courses for teachers in North Dakota;
- Develop and coordinate a mini-grant program providing opportunities to expand agriculture education experiences for students;
- Development of technology tools for agriculture education;
- Development of agriculture education resources easily adapted to distance learning.
School year 2021-2023 grant priorities will focus on educating children in North Dakota communities where their food comes from and the connection to agriculture.
“Agriculture in the Classroom programs help young people learn where their food comes from and how to make better food choices for themselves,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “The program provides teachers with curricula and class lesson development materials, training seminars, a magazine, website and other tools to make agriculture part of the school day.”
Goehring said up to $100,000 will be available for the programs over the biennium.
A complete application must contain all information requested and have original signature of the applicant.
The completed application must be submitted on or before the deadline of 4 pm CDT, Friday, July 30, 2021, to:
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
Agriculture in the Classroom Grant
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept 602
Bismarck ND 58505-0020
Applications may be submitted electronically but must be signed. Send electronic submissions to Kara Haff at firstname.lastname@example.org.