2018-19 4-H mini-grant cycle opens April 1

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The Michigan 4-H Foundation has announced grant and award opportunities of up to $1,000 to support local 4-H clubs and county programs for the 2018-19 program year. 4-H volunteer leaders, members and staff members are encouraged to apply for these funds starting April 1. All grant and award applications are due June 1, 2018.

The following funding opportunities are now open for the 2018-19 program year:

  • Michigan 4-H Legacy Grants – Two $1,000 grants available
    Supports development of a new program or initiative, or effort to strengthen, enhance or expand a current program that’s making a difference. Funded by the Michigan 4-H Legacy Fund Endowment.
  • 4-H On-Target Grants – Two $500 grants available
    Supports 4-H shooting sports programs to enhance existing programs, develop a new program or offer a special experience related to 4-H shooting sports. Funded with support from the Thomas H. Cobb 4-H Shooting Sports Endowment Fund.
  • The Collins 4-H Youth Horticulture Grant – One $350 grant available
    This grant opportunity is for 4-H youth clubs only to advance club work in plant science and horticulture activities locally. This grant is made possible by the William J. and Ruth D. Collins Endowment Fund to advance 4-H youth horticulture and gardening programs.
  • 4-H Educational Garden Grants – Two $1,000 grants available
    Supports the creation of local 4-H educational gardens in Michigan. Funded by the Albert A. Albright Endowment for support of 4-H plant science and gardening education.
  • Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Award – Three $1,000 grants available
    This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of Michigan 4-H volunteers or groups that have exhibited excellence in 4-H youth agriculture education and in helping youth participants develop leadership skills in the following project areas: beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats, horses, horticulture, crops and soils, poultry, rabbits, sheep, swine and veterinary science. Funded by the Michigan Farm Bureau 4-H Excellence in Agriculture Endowment.

You can apply for these grants and awards online at https://mi4hfdtn.org/grants or contact the Michigan 4-H Foundation for more information at 517-353-6692.

Read about the 4-H grant and award recipients for the 2017-18 program year.