Statement of Intent:
The Florida Farm Bureau Federation provides $250.00 Classroom Mini-Grants to certified Florida educators who are engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade levels. The Classroom Mini-Grant program supports agriculture education in the classroom.
Classroom Mini-Grant Timeline:
The online application opens August 3, 2023 and closes October 1st, 2023 at 11:59 P.M. (EST)
Announcement of awards will be the week of November 20, 2023 via email.
The checks will be personally delivered by a Women’s Leadership Committee member and a Florida Farm Bureau Federation representative for a photo opportunity.
Final reports must be submitted on or before June 9th, 2024.
Certified Florida teachers engaged in classroom instruction at the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade levels who integrate agricultural concepts into everyday core curricula.
Classroom Mini-Grant Requirements:
Agricultural concepts and student involvement.
Final Report must be submitted by deadline, failure to do so will result in automatic removal from future consideration.
Amount being requested can be no larger than $250.00.
Grant checks must be cashed and used in school year awarded.
Grant checks will be made payable to the school, not to an individual.
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FFBF Classroom Mini-Grant final report will be through an online form. A link will be provided in the acceptance email. A summary of the project and at up to three (3) photos showing the project will be requested. (Before and after photos are preferred along with an action photo).
The final report is due by June 9, 2024.
Failure to submit final report will result in the automatic removal of the teacher from consideration for any and all future Classroom Mini-Grant requests.
Innovation and an inter-disciplinary approach are important judging criteria. Extensive student involvement and subsequent effect on the students is very important to Florida Farm Bureau Federation. Field trips and assemblies must be linked to classroom learning objectives and applications should outline specific pre and post activities. Florida Farm Bureau Federation reserves the right to deny applications based on quality, quantity, and intent.
Due to food safety concerns, compost and/or animal waste is not to be used on edible plants in school gardens.
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For further assistance, please contact Taylor Swoyer
Phone: (352) 384-2630 ● Email: Taylor.Swoyer@ffbf.org