Calling all rural teams! Get in touch with your community and see if your school district can be nominated to apply for a grant:
America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, an initiative of the Monsanto Fund, helps farmers positively impact their communities and support local school districts. The program gives farmers in selected counties in 40 states the opportunity to nominate a rural public school district to compete for grants to promote science and math education.
Once nominated by a local farmer, school district administrators are eligible to submit an application for either a grant of up to $10,000 or a grant of up to $25,000 to support a science and/or math educational program. The more farmers that nominate a school district, the more it demonstrates community support and strengthens the school district’s application.
Farmers must submit nominations by April 1, 2015, and the deadline for schools to apply is April 15, 2015. Visit the program’s website to submit an online nomination.