A Grant brought this FGS-44L STEM Food Growing
into the Library of this School!
More great GRANT RESOURCES! The Aquaponics USA STEM Teaching & Food Growing System, you see in the photo at the top of the page has a 320 gallon Fish Tank and four 11 sq. ft. Grow Beds. It was purchased through a Grant that came to a Southern Arizona Community Food Bank School Gardening Coordinator named Zotero Citlalcoatl. Zotero managed to get the funding to place 3 of these Aquaponics Systems into three schools in the inner city of Tucson, Arizona.
The Grant funds came from the which operates many of these Community Food Banks throughout the U.S. so we're starting there below. But be sure to to Look into the money available via the 5 Government Agencies that have come about because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. They are listed above.
is offering Grants for Grades K-5 and Grades 6-12. The K-5 Grants go up to $1,000 and have an October 1 Deadline every year.
The 6-12 Grants focus on Science and Math Education and have an August 1 deadline if the Grant request is for more than $5,000. All Grant requests $5,000 and under are evaluated on a rolling basis.
The focus on improving the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning and critical reflection.
The Grant Amounts available are $2,000 and $5,000. Deadlines for Applications are Feb. 1, June 1 and October 15.
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stands for Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education. It is a USDA Program that is divided into four regions including the North Central, Southern, Western and Northeast Regions. You need to apply for your Grant through your Regional Office.
If you're in the North Central Region, there's a that offers $2,000 to educators to provide programming on sustainable agriculture for youth. Click to see an example of a funded Aquaponics Grant in that category.
There may be other opportunities from SARE in other Regions; but you'll have to scour through the website to find them.
The in partnership with FoodCorps, created the School Garden Grant Program which awards Grants in the amount of $2,000 to K-12 Schools or a non-profit working in partnership with a K-12 school to support a new or existing edible garden on school grounds.
The , is a USDA Program that posts Requests for Applications (RFAs) on their website. You have to find the Program area you are interested in and then search through the available (Open) RFAs.
You are then led to the appropriate page where you can download the Grant instructions and Application. This is a place where you would go to get large sums of Grant monies to create a School System wide Aquaponics Program rather than to get money to purchase one classroom system.
The s is an award designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability.
Here are a few State Specific Grant Programs. Right now every Governor has State Grant Money to Distribute. See what's available in your State.
The created its Grant Program by selling the Maine AG4ME Specialty License Plates to Maine's drivers. There are several different Grant Programs including the $1,000 Agriculture Awareness Grants and the $3,000 School Garden Grants.
An elementary school built an Aquaponics System using their Agriculture Awareness Grants. You'll need to contact the website by email at email@example.com or by phone 207-287-5522 to discuss how to get your Application and the Deadlines.
The supports horticulture and horticultural related projects and those groups that are involved or directly related. Education is emphasized. Areas of interest include horticultural-related research, education, therapy and community improvements. Maximum Grants are $15,000.
is sponsoring their Innovation in Teaching Education Grants. Schools in the table grape growing regions of California’s San Joaquin and Coachella valleys are benefiting from grants awarded this academic year.
For information, contact .
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If you haven't done STEP 1 yet, just click on over to our and choose which of our Systems you want to purchase.
The best way to approach the is to go through your local Community Food Bank, which, most likely is being supported by this organization. Find out if they have a School Garden Coordinator and then make your pitch for funding an Aquaponics System to that person.
Something BIG is happening in classrooms across America. It's called AQUAPONICS STEM Teaching & Food Growing Systems! If you're just discovering Aquaponics, we have more than enough information for you to learn what you need to know to run an efficient Aquaponics Ecosystem that will turn your Classroom into an Integrative STEM experience.
Below are the STEPS you will need to take once you decide you want to join in on this exciting Teaching adventure.
STEP 1: Go to our and decide which of our Growing Systems you want to purchase based on your available space. Then Click over to that specific page where you'll find detailed information about that specific System.
STEP 2: Click on this to order Your from Aquaponics USA. You will need this Quoted Number, which includes the cost of your Aquaponics STEM Food Growing System PLUS the Shipping Cost to your location, to write your Grant. You will also need to give us the exact System you've chosen, whether or not you Need Grow Lights, your full Name, the Name of your School, your Contact Phone Number (so the Shipping Company can make a delivery appointment) and the full Shipping Address. We will send you a QUOTE with the $ Amount to Insert into your Grant Request.
STEP 3: Come back to this Grant Page and Choose the Grant or Grants that will cover your costs. When you order any of our , they include all of the bundled items like the Fish, Fish Food, Fish Feeder, pH Meter, Water Measuring Devices, Fish Net, Seed Starter Kit, 3 Manuals, etc., all of your costs (except shipping) are bundled into one amount (Grow Lights are Optional).
STEP 4: If none of these Grants will work for you, do some Reserch. There are $122 Billion Dollars waiting to be tapped at the Government Agencies Listed below in the paragraph under the STEP 5 image.
STEP 5: Now, you're ready to WRITE YOUR GRANT! You can write your Grant describing your costs because you've already determined everything you need to know, and once Your Grant is funded, let us know you're ready to make your STEM Teaching & Food Growing System Purchase.
Are you feeling like you could use some information on how to write a Grant? Here's a great inspirational book that's available on that should do the trick.
If you don't have time to read an entire book, and even if you've never written a Grant before in your life, there are places where you can learn how to do it like:
Need some encouragement? Pick up this Book from Amazon.
is different than the others because it offers professional Grant Writers to service your Grants. We're listing it here because it has a on their Home Page that could be very helpful in your search to find a Grant that will cover the costs of your proposed project.
This Search Engine keeps changing as Grants come available so check back with this site on a regular basis.