Nashua, IA – The Nashua-Plainfield School District needs help to keep the school district growing crucial programs in science and math. America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education gives rural public school districts the opportunity to compete for grants of $10,000 or $25,000 for crucial science and math programs.
Eligible farmers can nominate local public school districts for a grant. The district is requesting community members to ask farmers to nominate the school district for the opportunity to compete for a $10,000 grant from the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program.
The district received a $10,000 grant from this program back in 2015. This money was used to purchase equipment for the Ag Power and Technology course at the N-P High School. The money would be used to construct an outdoor A-frame greenhouse to expand the Plant Science class if the Nashua-Plainfield School District were to be awarded a grant this year. This would allow the students to host an annual plant sale fundraiser.
Grant applications are judged based on merit, need and community support. The more farmers that nominate the school district, the more it demonstrates community support and can help strengthen the application.
The nominations are due on April 2. For more information, and to nominate the Nashua-Plainfield School District, visit www.GrowRuralEducation.com.