Background: Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) is a unique public/private partnership between the MAITC Foundation and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. For 2014 we have budgeted $10,000 for grants.
Ag Literacy Grant Program Overarching Goal: To provide cash awards to K-12 practicing educators to encourage them to bring agriculture and food systems education “to life” by effectively integrating related content into their classroom or school.
First time applicants will have priority for funding. Grants can be used for field trips but MAITC does not pay for student entry fees to field trip sites. Non-formal education applications will also be considered based on strength of application and the availability of funds.
Important Change - Grant Application Deadline is January 15, 2014
MAITC will now be offering only one grant application deadline per calendar year. This will allow teachers more time to implement grants and also to carry their grant work into the next school year.
All grants will be evaluated by a Grant Review Committee. Please allow up to two weeks following the deadline for review and notification. MAITC reserves the right to deny an application based on quality, adherence to grant criteria and/or available dollars.
Important Grant Judging Criteria
It is important that you complete the application with sufficient detail and rigor. Poorly thought out or incomplete applications will be denied! We encourage reference to one or more of the Minnesota Academic Standards where appropriate. As previously stated we do not pay entry fees to field trip sites. And you must provide a detailed budget. Specifically, we encourage you to pursue matching funds or other in-kind support from other sources to strengthen your application.
Al Withers, Program Director
Phone: 651-201-6688 • Fax: 651-201-6117
Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, firstname.lastname@example.org