Frederick County Agriculture Education Grant Applications Now Open

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Agriculture Business Council announce the establishment of an Agriculture Education Grant aimed at increasing the vibrancy of agriculture programs available for youth in Frederick County. Grant applications are now open through August 20, 2018.

Grants will be made available to Frederick County non-profits who aim to educate youth about agriculture and will be awarded based on the merit of the projects. Projects can include efforts such as a community garden, a farming summer camp and summer internships for high school students.  All projects should have a long-term impact on the community and preference will be given to projects benefitting urban youth.

Five grants will be awarded for up to $1,000 per grant.

 “Getting people involved in agriculture at an early age will help preserve our agricultural resources in the future,” said Katie Albaugh, Business Development Specialist for Agriculture for OED. “We envision projects that connect urban youth to the agricultural roots of Frederick County  

Applications should include a cover page, proposal and a copy of the organization’s nonprofit status. The complete application packet can be found at Download Ag Organization Grants.docx or by contacting Katie Albaugh by email at kalbaugh@frederickcountymd.gov or by phone at 301-600-3037.