IALF Mini Grants

The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation is making mini-grants available to support the integration of agriculture into classroom instruction or after school programs with an academic focus.
The Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Supplement Grants, made possible through support from the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, are designed to help Iowa teachers initiate new projects or expand existing projects that promote agriculture literacy in students.  Teachers can apply for $200 grants that can be used to fund innovative lessons, activities, classroom resources, guest speakers, outreach programs, field trips, and other projects. Up to 175 grants will be awarded to teachers throughout Iowa.
One of the 2017 grant recipients was Megan Bennigsdorf of Newell Fonda.
Preschool through 12th grade teachers, librarians, and after-school program coordinators at Iowa schools are eligible to apply.  Grants must relate to social studies or language arts and integrate agriculture into the learning.
The deadline for application is January 10th, 2018 and the proposed project must take place between January 15th and June 5th, 2018.
To apply online or for more information visit www.iowaagliteracy.org.