Grants for Teachers Available
The Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation® and Illinois Ag in the Classroom offer several grants for educators. Don't miss these opportunities to incorporate agriculture into your K-12 curriculum.
Food Science Grant
The Food Science was developed by the Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation to promote the usage of high quality agricultural products that are locally produced. The purpose of this program is to offer $300 grants for teachers to purchase dairy, meat or vegetable products for use in their classroom curriculum. Grants are offered to Cook County Middle and High Schools that have a food science, culinary arts, engineering, life skills, or other closely related class or club. Visit https://cookcfb.org/ag-literacy-and-education/teacher-resources (10/15/19 deadline).
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom is offering a variety of special topic and book grants of up to $300 to Pre-School through High School teachers across the state of Illinois to fund projects promoting agricultural lliteracy in the classroom. This is a wonderful opportunity to add many new books to your classroom! Projects should focus on integrating agriculture into a variety of curriculum areas. Priority for grants will be given to those that contain materials for use over multiple school years. Visit http://www.agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/Grants.html for applications (10/11/19 deadline).