The Urban Schools Agricultural Grant Program is an exciting agricultural-related program for urban elementary and middle public school pupils enrolled in districts with populations of 49,000 or more. The program helps improve students' understanding of agriculture through projects such as school vegetable gardens, which can provide lessons not only in horticulture, but also in water conservation and nutrition. Projects are limited only by the extent of an applicant's imagination.The program provides up to $2,500 each for the funded elementary and middle schools' agricultural demonstration projects. Funding for these grants is sponsored in part by private donations.Selected projects will receive funding on a cost-reimbursement basis. Projects funded must be to establish demonstration agriculture projects or for other projects designed to foster education and/or awareness of agriculture in elementary and middle school students in certain Urban School districts in Texas and should be designed to improve students' understanding and appreciation of agriculture.
Eligible applicants include:
*Texas public elementary or middle school in an ISD with an enrollment of 49,000 or more; or
*Non-profit organization that has the support of a Texas public elementary or middle school.