Grants & Loans For P-12

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Lau Maiʻa Scholarship

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This program supports culturally-grounded tech makers and problem solvers in pursuit of their post-secondary academic goals. In the same way that lau maiʻa were used as lāʻau lapaʻau to encase the body and offer an extra layer of healing and protection, the $2,500 Lau Maiʻa Scholarship can help ease the burden of tuition and empower students to stand tall in their growth.

Open Until Deadline

4/30/22

Farm to School Toolkit Mini-Grants

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K-12 schools on all islands (public, public charter, independent) are invited to sign up as "Participating Schools'' with the Hawai‘i Farm to School Toolkit. Each school can receive reimbursement of up to $430 for farm to school supplies and printing from the toolkit. For details contact stormy@malamakauai.org.

No Deadline

Target’s Local Store Giving Grants

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Nonprofits, accredited schools, and government agencies can request Target Gift Card donations. The average donation is $25-$50 with a maximum of $500 per year.n

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Roots & Shoots

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Educators, individuals, and group leaders are invited to apply for a $200 mini-grant to start, support, or celebrate their community action project that will positively impact people, animals, and/or the environment. Eligible participants must be registered members of Roots and Shoots (registration is free).

Rolling Deadline

Garden Grant Program

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This program grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden located at either a K–12 School or non-profit organization that serves children in K-12 grades.

Open Until Deadline

3/11/22

Seed Savers Seed Donation Program

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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.

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National Garden Clubs Native Plants and Wildflowers Grant

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A grant of up to $500 is available to be used towards direct expenses for an educational program about native plants and wildflowers. State garden clubs, districts, councils and individual garden clubs many co-sponsor a symposium with state agencies, arboreta, native plant societies, or similar organizations.

Rolling Deadline

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

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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.

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Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grants Program

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This program seeks to strengthen secondary education and two-year postsecondary education in the food and agriculture sciences and promote connections between secondary, two-year postsecondary, and higher education programs in the food and agriculture sciences. Public secondary schools, public or private nonprofit junior and community colleges, institutions of higher education, or nonprofit organizations may apply.

Open Until Deadline

4/6/22

National FFA Scholarships

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The National FFA Foundation supports multiple scholarships to students pursuing higher education and career goals. Click here to find out more.

Deadline Varies

Salad Bars to Schools Grant

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This program provides schools and districts with salad bar support, technical assistance and equipment such as Cambro bars and camchillers. Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program is eligible to apply. Applications are currently being accepted, though shipments of approved salad bars is on hold until the 2021-2022 school year.

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