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Grant Deadline Approaching for 4-H Clubs and FFA/FCCLA Chapters





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

NEWS RELEASE

 

 


For Immediate Release
: October 15, 2015
Media Contact: Jody Heemstra, 605-773-4073



 

 

Grant Deadline Approaching for 4-H Clubs and FFA/FCCLA Chapters

 

 

PIERRE, S.D. - The application deadline for the Building Our South Dakota Rural Communities (BOSDRC) grant program through the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is Oct. 31, 2015.

 

The basic grant may be used for community improvement projects and is limited to $750 per project. The safety grant may be spent on projects that enhance public safety and is limited to $200 per project.

 

“Grants are open to Family Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) of America chapters, 4-H clubs and FFA chapters,” says Terri LaBrie, finance administrator with the department. “Projects funded by the grants are designed to show the importance of communities and organizations working together to improve rural life.”

 

Applications must be submitted or postmarked no later than Oct. 31, 2015. All applications must be submitted on the approved forms for Fiscal Year 2016. Grant application forms and more information on the program are available under the “Happening Now” section at http://sdda.sd.gov or by calling LaBrie at 605.773.5436. Grant awardees will be announced at the end of November.

 

Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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