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Welcome to the Extension Grants information page!

Sources of external funding have become increasingly important in funding our programs, and we are here to offer help in targeting the best grant opportunities to fit your needs.

Each quarter, Laura Waters, Extension Grant Coordinator, will be publishing an Extension Grant E-news which will include a "Grant Announcement" section with upcoming grant opportunities. Monthly emails will also be sent out featuring upcoming grant opportunities. We will continue to have resources available here on our website.

Extension Resources:
Extension Grant E-news (Fall 2015): Extension Grants e-News provides readers with information on current and reoccuring grant announcements, Extension grant success stories, and grant tips. Editions are published quarterly. (Archives are available in the bottom right hand corner of this page.)
Grant Reporting Resources:
FY 2009-2010 Extension Grant Development Report

FY 2008-2009 Extension Grant Development Newsletter

FY 2008-2009 Extension Grant Development Report

Ongoing Grant Opportunities:
The Captain Planet Foundation supports hands on environmental education projects in amounts from $500 to $2500. Rolling deadline.
The Walmart Foundation is committed to serve the communities that it is stationed in through giving. Contact Community Relations at your local Walmart for an application.
Seeds for Education gives money for educational gardens.
Dollar General community youth literacy grant for $2500 or less.
Mix It Up offers $500 for youth-led projects that advocate social change.
Georgia Community Foundations offer funding to local communities
Grant Search Engines:
Foundation Center has a wealth of resources for fundraising lists announcements from the federal government links to departments for the state of Georgia
Youth Service America links to available youth grants
ServeNet grants for service related projects
Grantsalert is a search engine for education grants
More Grant Seeking Resources:
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Grant Programs
Foundations that Grant to Youth Development Matrix

Classes on grant writing are available at Extension Winter School or through scheduling your own training session.

The Georgia 4-H Foundation is excited to be a part of eBay's Project Mission Fish. Items can be sold to benefit GA 4-H by choosing to donate the proceeds of a listed item to our non-profit.



Bacon County 4-H Receives a Grassroots Art Grant

Bacon County 4-H received a Grassroots Art Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts and has hosted programs in four different areas over the past year.

4-H’ers were able to see a performance of the musical Annie by the Appling County Community Theater in Baxley, Georgia.  It was open to the public and it was promoted to all students in grades 5-12 in Bacon County Schools. 53 participants enjoyed seeing the play and talking about it for several days following the trip.  This experience inspired several of the students to try out for local plays in Alma. 

Mark Rothstein’s World of Rope Jumping is a performance that is designed to entertain, motivate, encourage, and teach youth.  All students in grades 6-8 were in attendance, along with teachers and staff.  As a performing professional athlete, role model, entertainer and educator, Mark presented a motivational 45-minute show based on electrifying rope jumping routines and interactive character building skits.

A local artist was asked to design and paint “blueberry buddy” murals for the Goldwasser downtown park restrooms and a local builder was hired to create a 4’ X 8’ marquee to hang on the back of the amphitheater in the park to be used to advertise various community events.  Since Bacon County is the Blueberry Capital of Georgia, the Blueberry Buddy murals help to promote blueberries and brighten the appearance of local parks and facilities. 

Knitting classes were held for adults and youth using funds from the Grassroots Art Grant.

Next year, Bacon County 4-H hopes to use funds from the Grassroots Art Grant to host a four-day Art Camp in collaboration with a local art gallery.

Extension Grant Training Resources:
Grant Writing: The Basics- power point presentation
Grant Writing: Getting Specific- printable curriculum to be facillitated by the Grant Coordinator
Grant Writing Quick Tips Newsletter
External Funding Template - This template is a resource for agents to build support for funding needs. Filling out the template provides an immediate resource for grant applications.
Program Logic Model
The Foundation Center: Proposal Writing Online Short Course
Grant Samples Available Upon Request
Grant E-news Archives
Laura Waters, Grant Coordinator
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