Agriculture Education Grants Competition Released

2000px-US-DeptOfAgriculture-Seal2.svgAgency: Agriculture Dept. (USDA) (Nat’l Institute of Food & Agriculture, NIFA); Program: Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program (CFDA Number: 10.226) (Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-SAECP-005616); Eligibility: Public high schools, public and private nonprofit junior and community colleges, public and private colleges and universities and 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: $859,000 for multiple awards (up to a 25% match required); Deadline March 18.

Summary: The program promotes and strengthens agriscience and agribusiness education. Preference goes to programs strengthening K-12 and college and university agriculture education to ensure a qualified agricultural sciences workforce.

Info: (NOFA); Smith, 202/720-1973; e-mail,; or 202/401-5048.

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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