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 Grant E-news (Fall 2012): 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.)
Classes on grant writing are available at Extension Winter School or through scheduling your own training session.
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donate the proceeds of a listed item to our non-profit.
GRANT SUCCESS STORIES
Athens-Clarke County 4-H Robotics Club Project Fair
Funding from the JC Penny Foundation helped to start a 4-H Robotics Club in Athens Clarke County last school year. The 4-H Robotics Club members displayed their projects at a fair for their families in May. Members gained an understanding of simple mechanical devices like levers, wheels, and the inclined plane and used this knowledge to create their robots.
The 4-H Robotics Club members also gained an appreciation for the complexities of design and engineering, and learned how they too could communicate and think like engineers. They started with simple projects, and went on to improve or change their designs. These 4-H’ers should be commended for their willingness to get hands- on and stick with it! They often had to find new solutions to problems and make things work, but their end result was worth it!
The Robotics Club Fair was a success with some family members traveling in from as far as California to see the projects. Next school year, we plan to utilize the funding to start a First Lego League Robotics Team. This year, the club will meet on Sundays and be open to additional 4-H’ers.