HPA Sustainable Agriculture and Community Outreach Internship
Hawaii Preparatory Academy is looking for a part-time paid intern to apprentice at Ulu Malama Terrace Farm and Ulumau Garden on HPA’s campus. The intern will work 15 hours a week learning and implementing sustainable agriculture practices as they educate and enhance learning experiences for students in grades K-12.
This program supports research, education/teaching, and extension projects that increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas in STEM. Specifically, this program is looking to help create a competent and qualified workforce in food and agricultural science through focusing on projects with a K-14 audience. Previously funded projects have created project-based agricultural research classes for high school students and held a girls agricultural STEM camp.
This grant provides nonprofits, public or private schools, and youth programs with youth garden award packages valued at $1,700. The garden program must serve at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18.
This program provides a free variety of 50 seed packets to organizations and gardens in need. Community and educational groups who will freely share the harvest or save seed for other in need are eligibly to apply. Nonprofits, schools, community gardens, seed libraries, and educational programs may also apply. There is a $15 shipping and handling charge for each seed donation.
Agriculture in the Classroom Challenge Grants Program
The Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants program provides funding for projects that encourage academic institutions, in partnership with organizations and employers, to identify and address challenges facing the food and agricultural sciences education and workforce community in K-14 instruction and secondary and 2-year-postsecondary education. The maximum award amount is $50,000 for a regular grant, $150,000 for a collaborative type 1 grant, and $300,000 for a collaborative type 2 grant. Funds may be used towards curriculum development, instructional delivery systems, expanding student career opportunities, training faculty, and facilitating interaction with other academic institutions.
YMCA Learning Centers are open across Oahu to provide a safe place for children in grades K-6 to conduct their distance learning school programs. Students will receive virtual learning support as well as participate in enrichment and fun activities. The cost if $50 per student per week, though full financial assistance is available fo families in need.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation donates orchards to community gardens, public schools, city/state parks, low-income neighborhoods, and hunger relief sites. The organization provides high-quality fruit trees and shrubs, equipment, on-site orchard design expertise and oversight, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training and manuals. Nonprofits, NGOs, public schools, or government entities may apply. At least 15-20 trees must be planted. Recipients must own the planting site, have a long-term lease, or work with a nonprofit/government entity that owns the planting site with a long-term usage agreement.
Students in grades K-8 are invited to submit original artwork or poems about their favorite dish made with a locally grown, caught, or raise product. Two grand prize winners will receive a gift card, a feature in the 2022 Localicious calendar, and a hydroponics herb kit.
This program provides grants and technical assistance to schools, small businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and more to improve access to local foods in schools. $20,000-$100,000 planning, implementation, and training grants are available. A 25% of cash or in-kind contributions is required.
2020 NACD and NACD Auxiliary Poster and Photo Contest
NACD is hosting an annual poster contest for students in grades K-12. Submissions should relate to the 2020 stewardship theme, “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?”, and the photo contest is open to all amateur photographers in the US.
Hawaii Agricultural Foundation can offer high schools reimbursements for students working at school or community farms under the guidance of a natural resource teacher. To learn more, contact email@example.com.
Captain Planet Foundation grants provide up to $2500 to youth-led projects. There are three eligible project funding types: 1) Project Learning Garden, to build outdoor learning laboratories for multidisciplinary instruction; 2) ecoTech Grants, to support projects that leverage technology to achieve greater or innovative outcomes, and 3) ecoSolution Grants, to support the purchase of materials and other expenses required to implement the project. Applications open September 5th and close January 15th.