Agriculture in ALL Classrooms Grant

Agriculture in ALL Classrooms Grant

Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom in conjunction with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation offers grants of up to $500 to formal and non-formal educators and/or groups sponsoring programs or projects that promote agricultural literacy.

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Grant Criteria

  • Proposal project must directly impact students in grades PreK-12.
  • Proposal should enhance student knowledge of the contribution made by agriculture as described by one or more of the themes of the National Agriculture Literacy Outcomes:
    • Ag in the Environment
    • Plants and Animals for Food, Fiber & Energy
    • Food, Health & Lifestyle
    • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
    • Culture, Society, Economy & Geography
  • Proposed projects or events designed to reach large groups of students will be given preference, as will those that involve innovative approaches in agricultural literacy.
  • Continuing, annual or on-going projects should show plans for improvement, expansion of program or other changes the grant will help achieve.
Fall Grant Timeline

April 3, 2023 -------------> Request for Proposals/Application Opens
June 30, 2023 ------------> Applications Due
July 17, 2023 -------------> Announcement of Grant Recipients
Aug. 1, 2023 --------------> Grant Checks mailed to awarded projects
June 30, 2024 ------------> Final Grant Report due to Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom

Spring Grant Timeline

Sept. 1, 2023 -------------> Request for Proposals/Applications Open
Oct. 31, 2023 -------------> Applications/Proposals Due
Week of November ------> Announcement of Grant Recipients
June 30, 2024 ------------> Final Grant Report due to Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom

Grant Submission

Applications must be submitted using the online application form. A judging committee will review all funding requests that are properly submitted via the online form by 11:59 p.m. on due dates.

Grants may be awarded for less than the full amount requested, based upon judges’ discretion and available funds.

All awarded grants must submit the final grant report by June 30, 2024.

Grant Scoring Rubric
  • Goals and objectives of project – 20%
  • Description of proposed project and how it enhances student awareness of agriculture – 40%
  • Itemized budget summary – 20%
  • Project timetable – 5%
  • Methods to be used to measure the success of the project –10%
  • Listing of local groups, individuals or other partnering organizations involved in the proposed project – 5%
  • 100-word summary of the project for press releases and promotional purposes

Additional items to note:
  • Farms or businesses that charge for tours or educational activities are not eligible.
  • An organization/school can submit more than one application but for different projects.
  • Groups/Educators in good standing with Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom are encouraged to apply.

For more information: Please contact Wisconsin Agriculture in the Classroom at [email protected] or 608.828.5644. Discover more ideas, lessons, and training opportunities at