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Here are the parameters and requirements for farmers and school districts to be eligible for a Monsanto Fund Grow Rural Education grant.

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.  THIS PROGRAM IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. Program Entry Period:

The America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education (the “Program”) Program Entry Period is as follows:

  • Nominations from Eligible Farmers must be received between 10:00 a.m. Central Time on January 1, 2018 and 5:00 p.m. Central Time on April 2, 2018
  • Entries from Eligible School Districts must be received between 10:00 a.m. Central Time on January 1, 2018 and 11:59 p.m. Central Time on April 15, 2018
  1. Eligibility:

This Program is open to nominations from Eligible Farmer’s for Public School Districts.

Designated County– A Designated County is a U.S. county that meets one of the following criteria:

  • a total of either: (i) 30,000 acres of corn, soybeans and/or cotton, and/or (ii) 30,000 acres of vegetables (defined as one or more of the following: pepper; tomato; onion; broccoli; cucumber; melons; watermelons; spinach; squash; pumpkin; sweet corn; lettuce; peas; and garden beans), are planted per calendar year within the boundaries of the county. Planted acreage is based on the January 2017 U.S.D.A Crop Production Report for 2016 State acres as received from Farm Service Agency (FSA) data with estimated county level acreage; or
  • the county was determined to be an Eligible or Designated County under the Program in a prior year;

General County – A General County is any county with a public school district that does not qualify as a Designated County.

Eligible Farmer –An Eligible Farmer must: 1) be 21 years of age or older at time of nomination, and 2) be actively engaged in farming. A farmer is “actively engaged in farming” if he or she performs the work on the farm, or hires and actively manages others who do so.

Eligible School Districts – In order to be eligible to receive a grant under this Program a school district must be considered a public school district by the National Center For Education Statistics (NCES). Public charter schools are eligible if they are considered public by NCES (National Center for Education Statistics).

Individuals Not Eligible to Participate – The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Program: (i) officers, directors, and employees of Monsanto Fund (the “Sponsor”), or of any of its representatives or advertising/promotion agencies, or any of their spouses, children, or household members; (ii) officers, directors and employees, of Monsanto Company, or of any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, or any of their spouses, children, or household members; and (iii) officers, directors and employees of any seed dealer, or any of their spouses, children, or household members.

  1. How Farmers Nominate:

No purchase necessary to enter or win. There are multiple ways for an Eligible Farmer to nominate a school district for a Program grant, as described below. Nominations may only be made according to the procedures described in these Official Rules.

  • Eligible Farmers may enter the Program online by visiting www.GrowRuralEducation.com and submitting a nomination during the applicable Program Entry Period.
  • Eligible Farmers may nominate a school for the Program by mail, by either signing and returning a business reply card or returning an entry postcard. Once completed, mail to America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, 622 Emerson Rd, Ste 150, St. Louis, MO 63141-9586. Mail-in nominations must be postmarked within the Program Entry Period and received by the Sponsor by April 2, 2018. Mail-in nominations postmarked after the Program Entry Period will not be accepted.
  • Eligible Farmers may nominate a school for the Program by phone by calling 1-877-267-3332 and answering all required registration information questions during the Program Entry Period.

Eligible Farmers are required to complete all required registration information (including, without limitation, your name, address and other contact information). All Eligible Farmer nominations must be completed within the applicable Program Entry Period to be eligible to win. Any nominations received after the end of the applicable Program Entry Period will not be accepted. All submissions become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Limit one school district nomination per Eligible Farmer, regardless of method of entry. Nominations in excess of this limit are void.

  1. Grants:

The Monsanto Fund expects to award up to $2.3 million to Eligible School Districts under the Program, provided there are adequate qualifying entries.

School districts must be nominated by an Eligible Farmer in order to apply for a Program grant. One nomination is allowed per Eligible Farmer.  Once a school district is nominated, that district will be notified and sent an invitation code to apply for a grant through CyberGrants.

Grant applications must be submitted by the school district; individual schools may not apply. Two grant amounts will be awarded: $10,000 and $25,000. Each Eligible School District will only be entitled to apply for one grant and must determine the grant amount for which it will apply. Grants at the $10,000 level will be awarded one per eligible Crop Reporting District (CRD); provided CRDs with five or fewer school districts will compete against each other for a single $10,000 grant – see Section 14.

Grants at the $25,000 level will be awarded one per state or designated region as set out in Section 13. See Sections 12 & 13 of these Official Rules for a list of designated states, regions and CRDs; and Section 14 for a list of CRDs with five or fewer school districts. Sponsor reserves the right not to award grants for particular CRD(s) or region(s) where there may not be adequate or acceptable qualifying entries. General Counties, as described in Section 2 will compete against each other for 1 $25,000 grant or 1 $10,000 grant.

If adequate or acceptable qualifying entries are not received in a CRD, state or designated region the Sponsor reserves the right to redistribute the funds to qualifying and acceptable entries.

Grant requests from Eligible School Districts must focus on increasing interest or improving instruction or learning in science, technology, engineering and/or math in their application. School districts will have from 10:00:00 a.m. Central Time on January 1, 2018, to 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time on April 15, 2018, to submit their grant applications.

Grant applications will be reviewed and assessed based on merit, need and community support. The merit component of the score will be based on the overall impact of the school district’s proposed use of the grant, the need component of the score will be based on the school district’s and community’s current financial status and the need for additional funding, and the community support component of the score will be based on the number of Eligible Farmers who nominate a school district. The more Eligible Farmers to nominate a school district, the more it demonstrates community support and can help strengthen its application.

All details about the grants not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion. No school district may win more than one grant per year under the Program.

  1. Winner Selection:

Grants will be assessed and awarded based on merit, need and community support.  Eligible grant applications received during the Program Entry Period will be reviewed and scored by a panel of math and/or science teachers.  The highest scoring grants in each CRD, state and/or region, as applicable, will become Program finalists.  Each application that becomes a finalist will be reviewed by a panel of farmers who will determine the winners based on their review. Winners will be announced by August 15, 2018. Winners will be notified by phone and/or e-mail in August 2018.

  1. Conditions of Participation:

By participating in this Program, each Eligible Farmer and Eligible School District agrees as follows: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules which are final and binding in all respects, and to comply with all decisions of the Sponsor with regard to the Official Rules, its interpretation or application; (b) that (s)he or it meets all the eligibility requirements under these Official Rules; (c) to comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations; and (d) that Missouri law, without regard to its conflict of laws principles, shall apply exclusively to the Program and Official Rules and that any dispute with respect to the Program and/or these Official Rules shall be resolved in either the federal or state courts located in the State of Missouri, County of St. Louis.

By participating in the Program, each Eligible Farmer and Eligible School District, except where legally prohibited, without additional compensation: (a) grants permission for the Sponsor, and those acting pursuant to the Sponsor’s direction, to use his or her name, hometown name, picture, portrait, likeness, voice, biographical information, and comments made in connection with the Program in any and all advertising and promotional materials, worldwide, and/or on the Internet, including social media, relating to the Program, and similar programs which may be offered by the Sponsor; (b) waives any right to review or approve any such use; (c) agrees that the Sponsor may make slight stylistic modifications to his or her comments, which do not materially alter the original meaning; (d) agrees that all media or other materials created by the Sponsor are the property of the Sponsor, including but not limited to any copyright therein; (e) agrees that the release of information about winners, including dissemination to the public and media through any channels, may be made by the Sponsor; (f) releases the Sponsor from any and all claims for libel, copyright, invasion of privacy or rights of publicity pertaining to such use; and (g) agrees that nominating Eligible Farmer’s name can be shared with school districts during the application process.

  1. Use of Information:

Information provided by Eligible Farmers and Eligible School Districts to the Sponsor, will be used by the Sponsor or third party acting on Sponsor’s behalf to communicate with Eligible Farmers and Eligible School Districts in relation to the Program. This information may include, but is not limited to name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

Eligible Farmers may choose not to receive future communications regarding the Program by calling 1-877-267-3332.

  1. General:

The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the printing or offering of this Program, or in the description of any grant or in any other materials produced in connection with the Program. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, garbled, misrouted, damaged, distorted, late, stolen or misdirected entry forms, whether submitted online or by mail. To the extent there is any conflict between any communications and/or materials regarding the Program or any grant, and the Official Rules, the Official Rules will control.

The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Program. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Program if fraud, misconduct or technical failures would destroy the integrity of the Program; or, if a computer virus, bug or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security or proper administration of the Program as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Uses of automated devices are not valid for submission and will subject the user to immediate disqualification. In the event of termination of the Program, a notice will be posted online.

Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any nomination and/or application at any time which, in its opinion, is offensive, contains unsuitable material, threatens the safety or well-being of any entrant, or if it is determined that the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules. Further, the Sponsor may disqualify any person based upon suspected fraud, dishonesty, violation of rules or other misconduct. Eligible Farmers and Eligible School Districts participating in the Program must comply with all rules as published.

This Program is subject to all applicable federal, and/or state rules and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

Grants are not transferable. No substitution of a grant, or any portion thereof, is allowed, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. An award has no retail value, and there is no income to be reported to the school district for tax purposes. The Eligible Farmer will not be able to obtain an income tax deduction as a result of the grant made by the Sponsor to the school district.

  1. Release:

By participating in the Program, each entrant (both farmer and school district) agrees to release the Sponsor and its directors, officers, employees and agencies, and Monsanto Company and its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies, from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the participation in the Program.

  1. Sponsor: 

The Sponsor of this Program is the Monsanto Fund, 800 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri 63167.

  1. Winners List/Official Rules:

To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or a list of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Official Rules, 800 North Lindbergh Blvd. B2NA St. Louis, Missouri 63167.

  1. List of Designated Counties, as defined in Section 2 (new counties for 2018 are highlighted in bold).

Alabama
CRD 10: Colbert, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison
CRD 20: Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson

CRD 40: Dallas
CRD 50: Baldwin, Escambia
CRD 60: Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston

Arizona
CRD 80: Cochise, Maricopa, Pinal, Yuma

Arkansas
CRD 30: Clay, Craighead, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph, White
CRD 50: Pulaski
CRD 60: Arkansas, Crittenden, Cross, Lee, Lonoke, Monroe, Phillips, Prairie, St. Francis, Woodruff
CRD 70: Lafayette, Miller
CRD 90: Ashley, Chicot, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, Lincoln

California
CRD 40: Monterey
CRD 50: Sacramento, Yolo
CRD 51: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare
CRD 80: Imperial, Riverside, Santa Barbara

Colorado
CRD 20: Logan, Morgan, Sedgwick, Weld
CRD 60: Cheyenne, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Phillips, Washington, Yuma

CRD 90: Baca, Prowers

Delaware
CRD 20: New Castle
CRD 50: Kent
CRD 80: Sussex

Florida
CRD 10: Escambia, Jackson
CRD 80: Palm Beach

Georgia
CRD 40: Macon
CRD 50: Bleckley
CRD 60: Bulloch, Burke, Jefferson, Screven
CRD 70: Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas
CRD 80: Berrien, Brooks, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Dooly, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Tift, Turner, Wilcox, Worth
CRD 90: Appling, Tattnall

Idaho
CRD 10: Latah, Nez Perce

CRD 70: Canyon, Elmore, Owyhee
CRD 80: Gooding, Jerome, Minidoka, Twin Falls

Illinois 
CRD 10: Bureau, Carroll, Henry, Jo Daviess, Lee, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stephenson, Whiteside, Winnebago
CRD 20: Boone, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, McHenry, Will
CRD 30: Adams, Brown, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Schuyler, Warren
CRD 40: DeWitt, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Menard, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Woodford
CRD 50: Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee, Livingston, Piatt, Vermilion
CRD 60: Bond, Calhoun, Cass, Christian, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Sangamon, Scott
CRD 70: Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Moultrie, Richland, Shelby
CRD 80: Alexander, Clinton, Jackson, Johnson, Monroe, Perry, Pulaski, Randolph, St. Clair, Union, Washington, Williamson
CRD 90: Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Massac, Saline, Wabash, Wayne, White

Indiana
CRD 10: Benton, Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke, White
CRD 20: Carroll, Cass, Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Miami, St. Joseph, Wabash
CRD 30: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, Whitley
CRD 40: Clay, Fountain, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren
CRD 50: Bartholomew, Boone, Clinton, Decatur, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Morgan, Rush, Shelby, Tipton
CRD 60: Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Henry, Jay, Randolph, Union, Wayne
CRD 70: Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Warrick
CRD 80: Harrison, Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Washington
CRD 90: Clark, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ripley, Scott

Iowa
CRD 10: Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sioux
CRD 20: Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Mitchell, Winnebago, Worth, Wright
CRD 30: Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard, Winneshiek
CRD 40: Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Monona, Sac, Shelby, Woodbury
CRD 50: Boone, Dallas, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, Webster
CRD 60: Benton, Cedar, Clinton, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Muscatine, Scott
CRD 70: Adair, Adams, Cass, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Taylor
CRD 80: Appanoose, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Ringgold, Union, Warren, Wayne
CRD 90: Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Mahaska, Van Buren, Wapello, Washington

Kansas
CRD 10: Cheyenne, Decatur, Graham, Norton, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas
CRD 20: Gove, Greeley, Logan, Scott, Wallace, Wichita
CRD 30: Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Haskell, Kearny, Meade, Morton, Seward, Stanton, Stevens
CRD 40: Clay, Cloud, Jewell, Mitchell, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Republic, Rooks, Smith, Washington
CRD 50: Barton, Dickinson, Lincoln, Marion, McPherson, Rice, Saline
CRD 60: Edwards, Harvey, Kingman, Kiowa, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Sedgwick, Stafford, Sumner
CRD 70: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Marshall, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Riley
CRD 80: Anderson, Chase, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Linn, Lyon, Miami, Morris, Osage, Shawnee, Wabaunsee
CRD 90: Allen, Bourbon, Butler, Cherokee, Cowley, Crawford, Greenwood, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, Woodson

Kentucky
CRD 10: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Marshall, McCracken, Trigg
CRD 20: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins, Logan, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Todd, Union, Webster
CRD 30: Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Warren
CRD 50: Shelby

Louisiana
CRD 10: Caddo Parish
CRD 20: Ouachita Parish
CRD 30: East Carroll Parish, Franklin Parish, Madison Parish, Morehouse Parish, Richland Parish, Tensas Parish, West Carroll Parish
CRD 40: Natchitoches Parish
CRD 50: Avoyelles Parish, Catahoula Parish, Concordia Parish, Evangeline Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, Rapides Parish, St. Landry Parish
CRD 70: Acadia Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish

Maryland
CRD 20: Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Washington
CRD 30: Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot
CRD 90: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester

Michigan
CRD 40: Newaygo
CRD 50: Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm
CRD 60: Arenac, Bay, Huron, Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola
CRD 70: Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo, Kent, Ottawa, Van Buren
CRD 80: Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Shiawassee, St. Joseph
CRD 90: Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair, Washtenaw

Minnesota 
CRD 10: Becker, Clay, Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau

CRD 20: Hubbard
CRD 40: Big Stone, Chippewa, Douglas, Grant, Lac qui Parle, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wilkin, Yellow Medicine
CRD 50: Benton, Carver, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Morrison, Renville, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, Wright
CRD 60: Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Mille Lacs, Pine, Washington
CRD 70: Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock
CRD 80: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Rice, Steele, Waseca, Watonwan
CRD 90: Dakota, Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona

Mississippi
CRD 10: Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tunica
CRD 20: Calhoun, Desoto, Marshall, Panola, Tate
CRD 30: Lee, Pontotoc
CRD 40: Humphreys, Issaquena, LeFlore, Sharkey, Sunflower, Washington, Yazoo
CRD 50: Carroll, Holmes, Madison
CRD 60: Chickasaw, Lowndes, Monroe, Noxubee
CRD 70: Warren

Missouri
CRD 10: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Harrison, Holt, Nodaway, Platte, Ray, Worth
CRD 20: Adair, Carroll, Chariton, Grundy, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Putnam, Randolph, Schuyler, Sullivan
CRD 30: Audrain, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls, Scotland, Shelby
CRD 40: Bates, Cass, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, St. Clair, Vernon
CRD 50: Benton, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau, Pettis, Saline
CRD 60: Franklin, Lincoln, Montgomery, Perry, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, Warren
CRD 70: Barton, Dade, Jasper
CRD 80: Bollinger
CRD 90: Butler, Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Scott, Stoddard

Montana

CRD 20: Glacier, Hill, Liberty, Toole

CRD 30: Daniels, McCone, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Valley

Nebraska
CRD 10: Box Butte, Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan
CRD 20: Boyd, Brown, Holt, Logan, Rock, Wheeler
CRD 30: Antelope, Boone, Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, Thurston, Wayne
CRD 50: Buffalo, Custer, Dawson, Greeley, Hall, Howard, Sherman, Valley
CRD 60: Butler, Cass, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Hamilton, Lancaster, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Washington, York
CRD 70: Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Lincoln, Perkins, Red Willow
CRD 80: Adams, Franklin, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps, Webster
CRD 90: Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, Thayer

New Jersey
CRD 50: Burlington
CRD 80: Salem

New Mexico
CRD 10: San Juan

CRD 30: Union

CRD 70: Hidalgo
CRD 90: Lea

New York
CRD 20: Jefferson, St. Lawrence
CRD 40: Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming
CRD 50: Cayuga, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga
CRD 60: Washington
CRD 70: Steuben

North Carolina
CRD 10: Yadkin
CRD 50: Iredell, Rowan
CRD 60: Stanly, Union
CRD 70: Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Edgecombe, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, Washington
CRD 80: Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico, Pitt, Wayne, Wilson
CRD 90: Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Onslow, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland

North Dakota
CRD 10: Divide, Mountrial, Renville, Ward, Williams
CRD 20: Benson, Bottineau, McHenry, Pierce, Rolette
CRD 30: Cavalier, Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina, Ramsey, Towner, Walsh
CRD 40: Kidder, Mercer, McLean, Oliver
CRD 50: Eddy, Foster, Sheridan, Stutsman, Wells
CRD 60: Barnes, Cass, Griggs, Steele, Traill

CRD 70: Adams, Hettinger, Stark
CRD 80: Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Morton
CRD 90: Dickey, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Ransom, Richland, Sargent

Ohio
CRD 10: Allen, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams, Wood
CRD 20: Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Lorain, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot
CRD 30: Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Trumbull, Wayne
CRD 40: Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Shelby
CRD 50: Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Ross, Union
CRD 60: Coshocton, Holmes, Tuscarawas
CRD 70: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Preble, Warren
CRD 80: Adams, Brown, Highland
CRD 90: Muskingum, Perry

Oklahoma
CRD 10: Cimarron, Texas
CRD 20: Washita
CRD 30: Caddo, Jackson, Tillman
CRD 40: Garfield, Grant, Kay, Noble
CRD 70: Ottawa, Wagoner
CRD 90: Le Flore

Oregon
CRD 20: Morrow

CRD 30: Umatilla
CRD 80: Malheur

Pennsylvania
CRD 10: Crawford, Erie, Mercer
CRD 20: Bradford, Lycoming
CRD 40: Butler, Indiana, Lawrence
CRD 50: Blair, Centre, Columbia, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Juniata, Northumberland, Perry, Synder, Union
CRD 60: Lehigh, Northampton, Schuykill
CRD 70: Somerset, Westmoreland
CRD 80: Adams, Bedford, Cumberland, Franklin, York
CRD 90: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon

South Carolina
CRD 30: Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, Williamsburg
CRD 50: Calhoun, Clarendon, Lee, Orangeburg, Sumter
CRD 80: Allendale, Hampton

South Dakota
CRD 10: Corson, Dewey

CRD 20: Brown, Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, McPherson, Potter, Spink, Walworth
CRD 30: Clark, Codington, Day, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Marshall, Roberts
CRD 50: Aurora, Beadle, Brule, Buffalo, Hand, Hughes, Hyde, Jerauld, Sully
CRD 60: Brookings, Davison, Hanson, Kingsbury, Lake, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Sanborn
CRD 70: Bennett

CRD 80: Gregory, Lyman, Tripp
CRD 90: Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Clay, Douglas, Hutchinson, Lincoln, Turner, Union, Yankton

Tennessee
CRD 10: Dyer, Lake, Lauderdale, Obion, Shelby, Tipton
CRD 20: Carroll, Crockett, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Madison, McNairy, Weakley
CRD 30: Lawrence, Montgomery, Robertson
CRD 40: Lincoln
CRD 50: Coffee, Franklin

Texas
CRD 11: Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchinson, Moore, Ochiltree, Parmer, Sherman, Swisher
CRD 12: Andrews, Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Glasscock, Hockley, Howard, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Terry, Yoakum
CRD 21: Borden, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Dickens, Garza, Hall, Motley, Wilbarger
CRD 22: Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Scurry
CRD 40: Bell, Collin, Ellis, Falls, Fannin, Hill, Lamar, McLennan, Milam, Navarro, Williamson
CRD 70: Concho, Reagan, Tom Green, Uvalde
CRD 81: Bee, Burlison, Medina
CRD 82: Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio
CRD 90: Brazoria, Calhoun, Fort Bend, Jackson, Matagorda, Victoria, Wharton
CRD 96: Jim Wells
CRD 97: Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy

Utah

CRD 10: Box Elder

Vermont
CRD 10: Franklin

Virginia
CRD 20: Rockingham
CRD 50: Caroline, Hanover
CRD 60: Accomack, Essex, King and Queen, King William, Northampton, Northumberland, Westmoreland
CRD 90: Chesapeake City, Isle of Wight, Southampton, Suffolk City, Sussex

Washington
CRD 20: Benton, Yakima

CRD 30: Spokane
CRD 50: Adams, Franklin, Grant
CRD 90: Walla Walla, Whitman

Wisconsin
CRD 10: Barron, Chippewa, Polk, Rusk
CRD 20: Clark, Marathon, Taylor
CRD 30: Marinette, Oconto, Shawano
CRD 40: Buffalo, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, Trempealeau
CRD 50: Adams, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood
CRD 60: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond Du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Winnebago
CRD 70: Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Sauk, Vernon
CRD 80: Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson, Rock
CRD 90: Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha

Wyoming
CRD 50: Goshen

  1. All the following CRDs with five or fewer Eligible School Districts will compete for one $10,000 grant (in other words, one $10,000 grant will be awarded to one school district within one of the following CRDs):

Alabama 
CRD 40: Dallas

CRD 50: Baldwin, Escambia

Arkansas
CRD 70: Lafayette, Miller

Florida 
CRD 10: Escambia, Jackson
CRD 80: Palm Beach

Georgia 
CRD 40: Macon
CRD 50: Bleckley
CRD 90: Appling, Tattnall

Kentucky 
CRD 50: Shelby

Louisiana 
CRD 10: Caddo Parish
CRD 20: Ouachita Parish
CRD 40: Natchitoches Parish
CRD 70: Acadia Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish

Maryland 
CRD 20: Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Washington
CRD 30: Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot
CRD 90: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester

Minnesota

CRD 20: Hubbard

Mississippi 
CRD 50: Carroll, Holmes, Madison
CRD 70: Warren

Missouri 
CRD 80: Bollinger

New Mexico 
CRD 10: San Juan

CRD 30: Union

CRD 70: Hidalgo
CRD 90: Lea

North Carolina 
CRD 10: Yadkin
CRD 60: Stanly, Union

Oklahoma 
CRD 20: Washita

Oregon 
CRD 20: Morrow

South Dakota

CRD 70: Bennett

South Carolina 
CRD 80Allendale, Hampton

Tennessee 
CRD 30: Lawrence, Montgomery, Robertson
CRD 40: Lincoln
CRD 50: Coffee, Franklin

Texas 
CRD 96: Jim Wells

Utah

CRD 10: Box Elder

Virginia 
CRD 20: Rockingham
CRD 50: Caroline, Hanover

Wyoming
CRD 50: Goshen

  1. General Counties- All counites not listed in sections 12 or 13 will compete against each other for one $10,000 grant.
  2. One $25,000 grant will be awarded to each region or state listed below:

Southeast Region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia)
Mid-South Region (Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee)
Northeast Region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Vermont)
West Region (Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming)
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
New York
North Carolina

North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma

Pennsylvania
South Dakota
Texas

Washington
Wisconsin

 

All states not listed above will compete against each other for one $25,000 grant.

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