Farm Field Trip Mini-grants
What is a Farm Field Trip Mini-Grant?
ASAP is offering 10 competitive mini-grants of up to $200 for pre-K-12 farm field trips for 2013. ASAP will pay hosting farmers upon approval of the grants, and will reimburse the remainder of the funds to the teachers or school upon completion of the farm field trip. To be reimbursed, we ask teachers to send in receipts for expenses such as bus rental, food, or other materials. Mini-grant recipients will be required to submit a brief written summary and pictures (with parental permission) at the conclusion of the program, no later than December 1st, 2013.
What are the criteria for selection?
This grant is open to pre-K through 12th grade teachers and schools in ASAP’s Appalachian Grown Region. The criteria for selection will be based on the following areas:
- Priority given to high % of students receiving subsidy and schools with high rates of free and reduced lunch.
- Proposals that plan for hands-on, authentic farm experiences. Smaller groups of 50 or fewer students help make this more possible.
- Integration of field trip into a unit of study and connection to Common Core/Essential Standards requirements.
- Connection with other Farm to School components (example: conduct a cooking class pre and post farm field trip, start a school garden, visit a farm that is selling to the school, etc).
- Priority will be given to classes that have not received this grant in the past.
How do I apply?
Complete the attached form or answer the questions on a separate page in the order listed, not to exceed three pages (single sided). Please feel free to contact ASAP if you would like suggestions of farms to visit or for ideas about connecting to other Farm to School components. Return via email only – please do not mail in the application – gro.snoitcennocpasanull@acisseJ by April 12, 2013 to: Notification of winning applications will be made by April 19, 2013.
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