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May 1 deadline to apply for GFB Foundation for Agriculture grants

County Farm Bureaus and local 4-H and FFA chapters have until May 1 to apply for grants from the Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture to fund projects that increase consumer awareness of agriculture, enhance leadership growth or promote overall ag literacy.

The foundation is offering a total 17 grants to county Farm Bureaus: three grants of $1,000; six grants of $750; eight grants of $500. Grants must support classroom education, consumer awareness and/or leadership development. The foundation is offering four grants of $500 each to local 4-H and FFA chapters to support ag literacy projects.

Beginning with this grant cycle, the foundation is moving to awarding grants once a year. This will be the ONE set of grants the GFB Foundation offers in 2018.

Grants are offered to county Farm Bureaus on a competitive basis with priority given to programs demonstrating a need for financial support. Grant recipients will be notified by May 15 and funds will be dispersed by June 1. Twenty-five percent of grant funds will be withheld until the project is completed and a report is submitted to the foundation. Counties have one calendar year to complete their projects.

Visit www.gfb.ag/18gfbfoundationgrants for guidelines, suggested projects and application forms for both county grants and 4-H/FFA chapters. All applications must be made online at the above address.