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America’s Farmers: Grow America

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Jobs in STEM are only becoming more valued, and that gives educators a clear game plan: Get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. These skills can lead to a successful career in agriculture and other industries.

The Grow Rural Education program allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance STEM education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEM curriculum. These grants strive to help improve test scores today, while also getting kids to think bigger about their tomorrows.

Amount: Awards are for $10,000 or $25,000.

Eligibility: A farmer must nominate a public school district to apply or a charter school if the charter is a public school district according to NCES (National Center for Education Statistics). Farmers must be at least 21 years of age.

Link: https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-rural-education/

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