spark a passion in stem one student at a time

Grant Application Deadline is now closed.

See below for a list of finalist school districts.

Grow rural Education

2020 Finalists


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  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming


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Follow these steps to apply for a grant to enhance STEM education!


A farmer in your area nominates your school district, or you can ask farmers you know to nominate your district. One nomination is all you need to receive your invitation to apply, but more shows community support for your school district. Farmer nominations are accepted January 1 – April 1, 2020.


Your school receives an application invitation code via postcard. You may then apply for a grant of $15,000.


Compete and submit your application using the CyberGrants  website by May 1, 2020.


From May – June, grants submissions are reviewed by a panel of math and science teachers and finalists are announced by the end of June


An Advisory Council, composed of both teachers and farmer-leaders with an interest in agriculture and education reviews each of the finalist applications and selects the winning school districts.  Grant applications are judged based on the merit of the application, need and community support. The 202018 GRE winners are announced in early August.

Grant Writing Information

Although our grant writing sessions are now complete, we partner with an expert grant writer and grant writing consultant from Ward’s Science who is offering tips on writing an excellent application for submission. For questions regarding your application please call our toll free number at 1-877-267-3332 for their contact information and they are happy to provide support services for you.

You can also email your program-related questions to Application questions will be answered within two business days. We strongly encourage you to review the application and ask program-related questions well in advance of the deadline.

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  • A grant to grow innovation in schools

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