Grant Opportunity

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. Deadline Extension
2004-05 Teacher Grants Program
We are pleased to announce that Florida Ag in the Classroom, Inc. will award funds to Florida teachers through a competitive grants program for the 2004-05 school year. We believe it is important to support the efforts of motivated teachers who incorporate agricultural concepts in their classroom curriculum and practices.

Time line for Grant Proposals:

  Proposals due to the FAITC office...Deadline Extension of September 10, 2004
  Announcement of Awards...October 2004 via mail

  Progress report to FAITC office...December 3, 2004
  All funds expended... February 3, 2005
  All funds encumbered and report forms due... April 15, 2005


  Certified Florida teachers currently engaged in classroom instruction at the Kindergarten through 12th grade levels who integrate agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula.
  Certified agriculture teachers in classroom instruction at the 6-8 grade level.

Projects should meet the following criteria:

  Student-driven projects using agriculture concepts in the school or classroom environment
  Student-involvement based project

Judging Criteria:




Ability to increase student understanding of Florida agriculture


Planned program approach to integrating agricultural concepts in the classroom


Creativity, innovation and ability to address issues of
concern to Florida agriculture


Use of Florida Ag in the Classroom, Inc. curriculum and materials
(Keeping Florida Green or Project Food, Land and People)


Project Goals

Budget and budget justification



Time line and logistics

Management and Reporting:

Brief (less than one page) summary of project progress is due on December 3, 2004.
  FAITC must receive copies of all related materials in a printable format.
  FAITC must be informed of all project-related events so FAITC board members in the area have an opportunity to attend.
Must submit receipts and documentation of expenses.
 Must submit report form and photos of project before April 15, 2005.

Format for Proposals:

1. Must be typed on 8 x11" white paper. (Proposals can be typed directly onto the provided application form or that form can be duplicated in a word processing program.)

2. The proposal will be limited to the two page application form, which will provide a thorough explanation of the project implementation and evaluation plans.

3. An attachment detailing budget, in-kind donations and a time line is required.

4. A title page giving a contact name, address, phone number and proposal title is required.

5. A letter of support from your school administrator.

6. Must submit six copies of the proposal.

Submitting Proposals:

The deadline for submitting proposals to the Florida Ag in the Classroom, Inc. office is
September 1, 2004. (Proposals must be postmarked on or before September 1, 2004.)

Completed proposals should be mailed to:
Florida Ag in the Classroom, Inc.
Attn: Julie Benson
2047 McCarty Hall
PO Box 110540
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 846-1391
Fax: (352) 846-1390

Questions: Contact Julie Benson
Phone: (352)846-1391
Web site:

Click here to view the 2004 Funded Volunteer Grants

If you would like to receive copies of previously funded grants, please fax a written request to the FAITC office.

Click here for the Teacher Grant Application


Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
CHARLES H. BRONSON, Commissioner