We continually hear that funding is a barrier for initiatives both in FACS and nutrition education. So, when we find a funding source, we know the importance of sharing it with our community.
Here's some helpful information from AAFCS we wanted to pass along.
Former Teacher of the Year Lois Lewis, CFCS, CPFFE (Minnesota), shared some sources she's had success with, including: Perkins Funding, Action for Healthy Kids, and the National Dairy Council. She also suggests looking at possibilities like local for-profit companies as well as funds that states may have available for specific interest areas, like incorporating gardening into a culinary program. "
AAFCS is pleased to announce the availability of up to four FCSfit project grants (up to $500 each) for applicants to implement an FCSfitclassroom or community-based project aligned with the FCSfit strategic initiative.Priority will be given to projects that are 1) creative, 2) innovative, and 3) collaborative.
The FCSfit Project Grant may be awarded to individuals or groups, though the project leader must be a current AAFCS member.
Up to two grants may be awarded in Fall 2017; the first grant application period is open now and applications are due October 6, 2017. Learn more about the grant and apply, here!