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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

November 15, 2017

Frontier Farm Credit grant deadline December 31 2017

By Beth Hinshaw

Through Frontier Farm Credit’s Working Here Fund, 4-H Youth Development groups in eastern Kansas can apply online for community involvement grants. We award grants of up to $2,000 each and $10,000 each for projects and organizations that make a positive, long-term impact in the areas of:

· Agriculture Education
· Young and Beginning Producers
· Hunger and Nutrition

Grant recipients have included the following organizations and project types:
· FFA chapters
· 4-H groups and projects
· Ag in the Classroom
· Food-to-Fork programs
· Women in agriculture and agriculture education curriculums
· Community gardens and greenhouses
· Ag literacy programs for children
· Food bank and food pantries
· Fairground upgrades
· Backpack hunger relief programs
· Fire department grain bin rescue equipment
· Disaster relief efforts

Applications for the current grant period can be completed online through December 31, 2017 at www.frontierfarmcredit.com/workingherefund. Grants are determined quarterly based on the specific selection criteria and results will be announced January 2018. The next grant application period for the $2,000 grants will run January 1 through March 31, 2018, and the $10,000 grant application period will run January 1 through June 30, 2018.

The following units are in their service area and can apply: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Brown, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clay, Coffey, Crawford, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Elk, Franklin, Geary, Greenwood, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Linn, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Miami, Montgomery, Morris, Nemaha, Neosho, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Washington, Wilson, Woodson, and Wyandotte.

For more information call Teresa Mardesen directly at 402.348.3482. To apply, go to www.frontierfarmcredit.com/workingherefund.