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Building Rural Communities (BRC) Grant Program

Grants to South Dakota Youth Organizations for
Community Improvement Projects in Rural Areas

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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South Dakota Agricultural Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/15/19 Received or Postmarked


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Grants of up to $200 and grants of up to $750 to South Dakota FFA Chapters, 4-H Clubs, and FCCLA Chapters to engage youth in projects to enhance rural communities. Funding is intended for public safety activities and community improvements. Student participation is required for all projects.

The South Dakota Agricultural Foundation encourages South Dakotans to start thinking of projects in their schools and communities that can empower future agricultural leaders and professionals. The Building Rural Communities (BRC) grants were developed to demonstrate the importance of rural communities and the value of organizations that work together to improve rural life. Requests may be made in the form of Basic Grants or Safety Grants.

Funding is scored on the following criteria:

  • Community and student involvement 
  • Accomplishment of educational and project goals 
  • Justification of community need/benefit

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176106

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Basic Grants are limited to $750 per project.
- Safety Grants are limited to $200 per project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are open to 4-H Clubs, FFA Chapters, and Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapters. Any club or chapter in South Dakota can apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are due Friday, November 15, 2019. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than the deadline date.

Awards will be announced in December 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the completed application to:

South Dakota Ag Foundation
Grants Program
PO Box 1198
Fort Pierre, SD 57532

Chris Maxwell, Executive Director
(605) 412-4008

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Geographic Focus:

USA: South Dakota