America's Farmers: Grow Rural Education

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, helps farmers positively impact their communities by supporting local school districts. The program gives farmers the opportunity to nominate a rural public school district in their community to compete for merit-based grants of either $10,000 or $25,000 to enhance math and/or science education. Since 2011, over $12 million has been awarded to school districts through this program. In 2017, the program will be available in 1,331 counties across 41 states, and grants totaling $2.3 million will be awarded. Farmer nominations for the 2017 program will be accepted from January 1, 2017 to April 1, 2017. Applications open January 1, 2017 and close April 15, 2017 11:59:59pm CT.

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