While many people associate the FFA with farming and professional development, the organization also has a mission to extend its reach into the broader community and environment through outreach opportunities. The Living to Serve Grant is one of the ways in which FFA is espousing its outreach mission! The Living to Serve Grant is now open for applications from FFA Chapters seeking to implement service related projects. Learn more about the Living to Serve Grant in the excerpt below.
Living to Serve Grants provide an opportunity for FFA chapters (middle school, high school or alumni/collegiate) and state FFA associations/foundations to seek funding to support various types of service projects through a competitive application process.
Applicants must identify a community need that falls within one of four focus areas.
- Community Safety: Addresses concerns regarding the safety of community members and the preparation, response and recovery efforts that relate to emergency preparedness and natural disasters.
- Hunger, Health and Nutrition: Addresses unmet food insecurity needs, increasing physical activity and improving healthy habits to promote physical and mental well-being of the community.
- Environmental Responsibility: Addresses issues regarding air and water quality, energy and water efficiency, at-risk ecosystems and conservation to protect and sustain the natural systems upon which all life depends.
- Community Engagement: Addresses matters related to heritage and traditions, connections between community members and civic responsibility throughout the community.
Learn more about how to apply to receive this grant here.