Tractor Supply, FFA taking Grants for Growing applications
Tractor Supply Company is accepting applications in its FFA Grants for Growing program until Feb. 14. The program is designed to impact local communities through FFA chapters. Tractor Supply Company retail stores and local FFA Chapters partner during FFA Week to raise funds through the sale of paper emblems.
Local FFA chapters are encouraged to participate in the stores during the fundraising period, which runs from Feb. 16 to Feb. 25, to help drive the sales of the paper emblems.
During the fundraising period, chapters are encouraged to volunteer a few hours and engage customers to help drive the sales of the paper emblems. Chapters are not required to participate in a store. All chapters are encouraged to apply even if there is no Tractor Supply store in close proximity. Promotion of the event with social media, posters, broadcast and print may earn extra points toward the grant. Additional fundraising opportunities, approved by store management, may also be available, including bake sales, petting zoos, car washes, promotional booths and more.
Grants for Growing is a competitive grant process where chapters submit an application outlining a new or existing school agricultural project whose total budget does not exceed $5,000 or whose project budget is between $500 - $5,000. The grants are to be used to further or boost current agricultural education programs/projects or to build new ones. The project should be sustaining, meaning not just a one year event. The program/project should live on to benefit future FFA members.
Complete application requirements can be seen online at https://www.ffa.org/grantsforgrowing/application, or by visiting a Tractor Supply store.