Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) is a unique public/private partnership between the MAITC Foundation and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Grant funds are provided courtesy of the Foundation based on annual funding provided by Minnesota's agricultural community.
The maximum grant request is $400.
The goal of this grant program is to provide cash awards to K-12 practicing educators to encourage them to bring agriculture and food systems education "to life" by effectively integrating related content into their classroom or school. Non-formal education applications will also be considered contingent on available funds.
New applications are strongly encouraged in the areas of youth gardening, unique integration and innovation in the classroom, and field trip experiences. First time applicants will have priority for funding. Field trip experiences might include historical or modern working farms, agriculture industry tours, the MHS sites of Oliver Kelley Historic Farm and FarmAmerica or the Minnesota Zoo Farm, to name a few.
Please Note: We do not pay a student entry fee to any site.
All grant applications are due annually on January 15.
For more information, visit http://www.mda.state.mn.us/grants/grants/minigrant.aspx
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-2538
1-800-422-0798 (Greater Minnesota Only)