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Cooperative Education Grant

Grants to USA Organizations for Programs to
Promote Understanding of Farmer's Cooperatives

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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CHS Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/28/21 5:00 PM CDT


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Grants to USA organizations in eligible states for programs and projects to educate the public on the value of agricultural cooperatives through practical experience, professional development, and educational opportunities. Special consideration is given to programs that teach middle, high school and college students about cooperative principles using innovative concepts and learning methodologies. Funding is intended for expenses that are directly program related.

Program priorities and guidelines:

  • New, innovative approaches and incorporation of technology
  • Programs with strong success and/or increase in growth or demand
  • Funding must be used to support program-related costs
  • Programs targeted at middle school, high school or college-age students and young producers
  • Program goals must be clearly stated with measurable outcomes
  • Clearly identified strategies for engagement with key audiences
  • Programs with a national reach or state approach within the main CHS trade area (Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansa, - Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178697

Number of Grants:

Only two camp programs per state will be considered. A maximum of 20 percent of budget up to $100,000 per camp.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Not supported
- Multi-year funding
- Legislative activities, conventions or organization annual meetings
- Documentaries, book, newspaper or periodicals
- Indirect costs such as, but not limited to: office equipment, non-educational materials, staffing or accounting functions
- Projects outside the main CHS trade area

Pre-Application Information:

The application period is now open through Feb. 28, 2021 at 5 p.m.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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CHS Foundation
5500 Cenex Drive
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
55077 USA

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Minnesota;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   South Dakota;   Texas;   Washington;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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