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Funding announced for “CalAgPlate” Program

More than $200,000 available

By Diego Flammini,

Proposals are currently being accepted by the California Department of Agriculture for the California Agriculture Special Interest License Plate (CalAgPlate) program.


The program helps make money available to be used for the promotion of agriculture education and leadership activities for students in elementary and post-secondary school, and adult education purposes.

The CalAgPlate program has four main goals:

  1. Increasing the availability and access of agricultural education throughout California
  2.  Encourage students to choose agriculture and farming as a career path
  3. Develop agricultural training opportunities
  4. Create youth and adult leadership opportunities and enhance professional skill sets

“The CalAgPlate program provides a continuous stream of investment into agricultural education,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross in a release. “This program would not be possible without the thousands of individuals who have purchased CalAgPlates and continue to support quality agricultural education for our youth and young professionals interested not only in farming, but the diversity of our agricultural sector.”

An estimated $249,000 is being made available for agricultural education purposes.

People interested in applying for grants must complete an application by October 26th, 2015.

The proposal applications must consist of the following:

  1. A cover page describing the organization, amount of money needed, target audience and other details
  2. A project narrative outlining the name of the project, timeline and other specifics
  3. A budget narrative specifying how the money will be spent to complete the project

Join the conversation and tell us if you’ll submit a proposal to receive some of the grant money. What sort of project would you consider undertaking?

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