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  FCAE FFA Chapter Exchange Grant - Due 2/29  
  Dean Dittmar, Coordinator  2/12/2020 12:17:00 PM  
     
 

Hi Ag Teachers & FFA Advisors:    (sent to ag teachers and FFA section presidents/state officers)

We are pleased to bring back a popular competitive grant opportunity that encourages rural FFA chapters to visit with urban FFA chapters, and urban FFA chapters to visit with rural FFA chapters.  As a pilot year in offering these grants and understanding the short notice, our hope is that we can announce 2020-21 grants in late summer to allow for proper planning.

Ten or more grants of a maximum of $1200 per FFA chapter will be awarded.  The attached excel grant application has tabs at the bottom to complete, print, and return postmarked in US mail by February 29, 2020.  Allowable expenses are:  ag teacher substitute teacher pay, vehicle rental/mileage, and lodging.  

The purpose of this grant program is to provide opportunities for FFA members to learn the similarities,  differences, and diversity that exist among urban and rural agricultural education programs.  School tours, networking and group discussions, observing classes, eating together, and agribusiness tours are a few suggested activities. 

National and Illinois FFA categorize urban schools where the city population in which the school resides is 20,000 or more residents.  The below list of 42 urban schools is provided as guidance as all school exchanges will be considered including schools in neighboring states.
   
1Freeport
1Galesburg
2Belvidere
2Belvidere North
2Bremen 
2Central (Burlington)
2Chicago Ag Science 
2Chicago Vocational High School 
2DeKalb 
2Gary Comer 
2Glenbrook South
2Hubbard 
2John Marshall Metro 
2Lincoln Way North 
2Lincoln Way Central
2Lincoln Way East 
2Lincoln Way West 
2Lockport East 
2Minooka
2Naperville Central
2Naperville North
2Neuqua Valley
2Normal Community
2Normal University
2Normal West
2Oak Forest
2Oswego
2Ray Graham Training Center
2Riverside Brookfield
2Southside Occupational Academy
2Technology Center of DuPage 
2Faith Lutheran
2Wabonsie Valley
2WILCO
3Alton
3Capital Area Career Center
3Edwardsville
4Charleston
4Heartland Tech Academy
4Urbana
5Belleville West
5Carbondale
Thank you.  


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Dean Dittmar
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 217-893-0091 Cell: 618-604-1622
Email: ddittmar@ILAgEd.org
Address: 3358 Big Pine Trail , Champaign, IL 61822
 
     
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