Wisconsin FFA Foundation now accepting applications for chapter grants
Madison, Wis. [January 13, 2016] – The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is accepting applications for the 2016 Chapter Grant Program, available in two categories: Cooperative Education and Food for America.
Chapter grants encourage Wisconsin FFA chapters to develop individual and cooperative activities which will enhance their communities. Some examples of Cooperative Education Grant projects include: establishing mini cooperative business models that FFA members put into practice, leadership qualities training, or working with a local cooperative in teaching local members about the group's culture. Food for America Grant activities have been or could be: hosting events done in cooperation with another organization to promote healthy foods or eating, or establishing a community garden.
The Cooperative Education Grant is sponsored by Cooperative Network and The Food for America Grant is funded by Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative, Inc.
In order to be eligible for a 2016 Chapter Grant, FFA chapters must be in good standing with the Wisconsin Association of FFA and must submit a completed application to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation by May 2, 2016. Applications can be found on the Wisconsin FFA website (www.wisconsinffa.org/programs), listed as "2016 FFA Chapter Grant Applications - due May2.xls." Please contact the Wisconsin FFA Foundation at 608-831-5058 x 1 with any further questions.
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, unites individuals, organizations and companies who share a common interest in the advancement of agriculture and community leadership through FFA. You can support today’s FFA members by supporting the programs that have been core tenets of the FFA: proficiency awards, career development events, state FFA degrees, sectional leadership workshops, scholarships, chapter awards, agri-science fair, state FFA convention and state officer support. Learn more about the Wisconsin FFA Foundation and sponsorship opportunities by visiting www.wisconsinffafoundation.org.