The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has opened the application period for the 2019 Chapter Grants. Five opportunities are available to encourage FFA chapters statewide to develop individual and cooperative activities to enhance their communities.
New in 2019, the AgCountry Chapter Grant is available to FFA chapters in the AgCountry service area, located in north-central Wisconsin. Eligible chapters are listed on the grant application. The grant can be applied for any area of need or project a chapter may have, up to $500.
The Community Service Grant is available due to donations to the Bethany L. Rieth Memorial Fund, which was established in the past state FFA officer’s honor after her sudden passing in February 2016. These annual grants given in Bethany’s name will be awarded to support chapters in completing service projects that make a difference in their communities.
The Food for America Grant is funded by Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative Inc. This grant supports activities which inform and educate others about food systems, production and healthy choices.
The Burton H. Morris Chapter Grant is available to FFA programs with a land base in Adams County. There are no program restrictions on this grant. The funding is through a gift from the Burton H. Morris estate after the lifelong Adams’ County resident’s passing in 2016.
The Convention Grant is made possible by the WAXX/Wisconsin Farm Report Network with Pam Jahnke. It is open to FFA chapters across Wisconsin whose members have financial restraints that prevent them from attending the Wisconsin FFA Convention held each June in Madison.
To be eligible for a 2019 Wisconsin FFA Foundation Chapter Grant, FFA chapters must be in good standing with the Wisconsin Association of FFA and submit a completed application to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation by March 22. The application can be found under “Chapter Grants” at www.wisconsin ffafoundation.org.