The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is now offering grants for the 2019-2020 school year to increase awareness, knowledge and appreciation of agriculture in the youth of Geauga County. The $1,000 grant will be awarded to kindergarten through 12th grade core education teachers whose innovative classroom projects use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, nutrition, science and/or social studies as well as to encourage a partnership between the Geauga SWCD and local schools in providing agricultural education.
Grant application information will be sent to all Geauga County Schools. The Geauga SWCD has $1,000 allocated for the Agriculture in the Classroom Education project. The Geauga SWCD will review proposals as they are received. The final deadline is November 7, 2019. Approved projects will be notified shortly thereafter. Once awarded, projects must begin within the 2019-2020 school year, and all critical activities must be completed within one year of their commencement. Projects must have proof of school board and principal approval.
Please email application to [email protected] or mail or submit application in person to Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District, P. O. Box 410, 14269 Claridon-Troy Rd., Burton, OH 44021. Visit geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122 if you have any questions about the scholarship. For grant application visit Geauga SWCD website at www.geaugaswcd.com.