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Grants to Minnesota School Districts, Educational Groups,
and Organizations in Eligible Regions to Strengthen Rural Communities

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CHS Prairie Lakes

Deadline Date:

07/01/20 - Scholarship applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM.

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Grants to Minnesota school districts, educational groups, and organizations in eligible regions strengthen rural communities. In addition, scholarships are available to eligible high school seniors who are entering college. The purpose of funding is to promote education and agriculture, and to enhance the quality of life for residents of rural communities.

2019-2020 Elementary & Secondary Grant Application: To help ensure a strong future in rural America, multiple grants will be awarded throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Support is towards the advancement and development of resources, equipment, and supplies for use in the classroom. Funding provided at the local district or classroom level.

2020 High School Senior Scholarship Application: Ensuring a strong future for agriculture is the primary goal of CHS Prairie Lakes scholarships. Several scholarships will be awarded. Payment of scholarship monies will be made jointly to the scholarship recipient and their college or university as indicated on the application. Recipients must prove their enrollment before August 15, 2020 to receive funds.

2019-2020 Agricultural Education Grant Application: To help ensure a strong future in rural America through instruction, CHS Prairie Lakes will be awarding multiple grants during the year. Support is targeted to assisting organizations in developing agriculture resources for their members or for hosting an educational event focused in agriculture. Funding is provided at the local, district or classroom level.

2019-2020 Returning Value to Our Local Communities: The Returning Value to Our Local Communities grant is offered to help ensure a strong future in rural America. CHS Prairie Lakes will be awarding multiple grants throughout the year. All awarded funds must be used for direct project or program costs. Support is targeted to programs or initiatives that enhance the quality of life for farmers and rural communities. Grants are restricted to the following uses: Project or program support, Technical assistance, General operating support, and Equipment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157778

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Elementary & Secondary Education Grant: The grant amounts awarded may range from $50 to $1000
-High School Senior Scholarship: Amounts ranging from $250 to $1250
-Agricultural Education Grant: The grant amounts awarded may range from $50 to $1000
-Returning Value to Our Local Communities: The grant amounts given may range from $100 to $1000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For the Elementary and Secondary grant: Qualifying Public School Districts: Alexandria, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Browerville, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Melrose, Menahga, Minnewaska, Morris, Nevis, Osakis, Park Rapids, Paynesville, Sauk Centre, Sebeka, West Central Area and surrounding schools.

For the High School Senior Scholarship, applicants must be:
- Resident of the CHS Prairie Lakes trade area
- Graduating high school senior
- GPA of 3.0 or better
- Must have a designated major
- Must submit completed application (applications with missing information will not be considered)

For the Agricultural Education grant:
- Payment of the grant will be made directly to the 4-H club, Extension County, FFA Chapter, or educational group as indicated on the application.
- Qualifying counties: Becker, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Pope, Sebeka, Stearns, Stevens, Todd, Wadena
- Qualifying Public School Districts: Alexandria, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Browerville, Cyrus, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Melrose, Menahga, Minnewaska, Morris, Nevis, Osakis, Park Rapids, Paynesville, Sauk Centre, Sebeka, West Central Area, and surrounding schools.

For the Returning Value to Our Local Communities grant: Payment of the grant will be made directly to the organization as indicated on the application. Applicant must reside or exist within these qualifying communities and their surrounding areas: Alexandria, Belgrade, Brooten, Browerville, Cyrus, Elrosa, Farewell, Glenwood, Greenwald, Grey Eagle, Hoffman, Kensington, Long Prairie, Lowry, Melrose, Menahga, Morris, Osakis, Park Rapids, Paynesville, Sauk Centre, Sebeka, Sedan, Starbuck, Villard Westport, and surrounding areas.

Pre-Application Information:

High School Senior Scholarship application deadline: January 1, 2020 at 5 pm.

Deadlines for Elementary & Secondary Education Grant, Agricultural Education Grant, and Returning Value to Our Local Communities grant: January 1, 2020, April 1, 2020, July 1, 2020.

Grant recipients must provide proof of purchase showing their purchases/expenses by August 15, 2019 before receiving the payment.

For the High School Senior scholarship, recipients must prove their enrollment before August 15, 2019 to receive funds.

Contact Information:

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

To apply for the Elementary and Secondary Grant, click here: https://www.chsprairielakes.com/community/community-giving/community-funds/elementary-secondary-grant-application/

To apply for the High School Senior Scholarship, click here: https://www.chsprairielakes.com/community/community-giving/community-funds/high-school-senior-scholarship-application/

To apply for the Agriculture Education Grant, click here: https://www.chsprairielakes.com/community/community-giving/community-funds/4-h-grant-application/

To apply for the Returning Value to Our Local Communities Grant, click here: https://www.chsprairielakes.com/community/community-giving/community-funds/returning-value-rural-america/

Meghan Hinnenkamp
Marketing & Communication Manager
meghan.hinnenkamp@chsinc.com
(c) 320-248-5947

Grant Coverage Areas:

More information about the CHS Prairies Lakes service area may be found here:
http://www.chsprairielakes.com/about-us/locations/

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