Grants are awarded based on the relationship the individual/group has with extension and that it makes an impact on the environment, food, nutrition and health, youth development/family or other.
The following is the list of recipients and the amounts awarded:
1. Learning with Nature encourages children of preschool age to be active outside through outdoor learning environments and also nature play days which encourages family involvement in outdoor activities. Amount awarded, $1,200.
2. Urban Ag – Plant Propagation Program – This project, in conjunction with the Omaha Home for Boys, creates a plant propagation to create workshops and other sites that cooperate with extension. Amount awarded, $2,500.
3. Douglas/Sarpy 4-H Ambassador Teen Program enhances the current program and provide a more solid structure for teens. Amount awarded, $750.
4. Nebraska Extension Marketing Efforts provides for updated collateral promoting the rich resources and efforts Nebraska Extension in Douglas/Sarpy counties. Amount awarded, $1,500.
5. Enhancing the Master Gardener Program through partial scholarship funds for new master gardeners, helping to offset initiation costs. Amount awarded, $1,000.
6. MyPI – My Preparedness Initiative Nebraska - assists in the creation of backpack filled with emergency supplies for Bellevue East and West High School students. Amount awarded, $500.
7. 4-H Horse Bowl Team supports the 4-H Horse Bowl team and its four members going to competition in January 2019. Amount awarded, $1,000.
8. Stephen Center Project supports food growth and education about the importance of gardening. Amount awarded, $500.
Please visit grant funding guidelines for more information on the grant process, deadlines and to submit an application.