The West Ouachita High School FFA chapter in West Monroe, Louisiana has been awarded a grant from the National FFA Foundation through the Environmental and Emergency Preparedness Grant Program.
Chapters from 42 communities in 26 states learned recently that they received up to $1,200 in funds from the National FFA Organization's Living to Serve: Environmental and Emergency Preparedness Grant Program and have begun their semester-long projects. The grants are provided through funding from CSX as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
Each winning project includes plans to invest the time of FFA members, community members and local leaders in a service-learning project that tackles an environmental or emergency preparedness issue.
The National FFA Organization makes grant funds available for FFA chapters to develop service-learning projects that impact environmental or emergency preparedness issues in their community. Chapters may apply for up to $1,200 to support semester-long service-learning projects focused on local needs.