Grant Overview

The NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., NC Agricultural Education and NC FFA, with a grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, will provide at least 20 grants to local agricultural education programs in North Carolina. The twenty $15,000 grants per program will fund transformational projects that will focus on growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture for high and middle school agricultural education programs across the state. Grants will be used to fund innovative, sustainable, and relevant projects that will assist local teachers and students in meeting the current needs of the agriculture industry in our state and in their specific community. 

Grant Application & Guidelines

Ag Ed Improvement Grant Application 2023-2024 (MS Word) - the grant application window is currently closed. 

Ag Ed Improvement Grant Guidelines for Application and Scoring 2023-2024 (PDF) 

Grant Timetable



November 30, 2023

Notify Agricultural Education programs of funding and open the program grant cycle

January 12, 2024

Close Program Grant Cycle – Applications due by 11:59 pm

January 2024

Convene selection committee to review applications

January 31, 2024

Notify program grant recipients

February 2024

Orientation meeting with recipients via Zoom

February - May 2024

Public check presentations with local school administrators and school boards

February 2024 - April 2025

Projects in progress

May 31, 2024

Biannual report due to North Carolina FFA

December 2, 2024

Biannual report due to North Carolina FFA

April 1, 2025

Final progress report due to North Carolina FFA

NC TTFC Logo Files

NC TTFC Logo Guidelines

NC TTFC Logo, Color

NC TTFC Logo, Black & White