Q1 2023 Working Here Fund Grants Awarded

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Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) awarded $131,825 in Working Here Fund grants in the first quarter of 2023. The 73 non-profit organizations listed below received grants to support agriculture and rural communities with projects that address one of the following areas: agricultural education; young, beginning and small producers; hunger and nutrition; or rural disaster assistance and essential services.

Working Here Fund grants of up to $2,000 are awarded each quarter to qualifying non-profits in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Additional grants of up to $10,000 are available in the second and fourth quarters of each year.

FCSAmerica is accepting grant applications for the second quarter of 2023 through June 30. To learn about the requirements and apply online, visit the Working Here Fund Grants page.

Working Here Fund Grants Awarded up to $2,000


Micah House Corporation
Nutritious Meals for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Council Bluffs Pantry Association
Reducing Hunger

New Life Church of Fremont County
New Life Food Pantry

CAM Community Schools
CAM North Community Garden

Siouxland Community Health Center
SCHC Community Garden

Hornick Volunteer Fire Fighters Association
New To Us Brush Truck

Siouxland Ag In the Classroom
Classroom/Presentation Materials

The Salvation Army
Salvation Army of Siouxland - Food Pantry

City of Soldier
Gator Box Lift

Iowa State Extension and Outreach- Plymouth County
Classroom Chick Hatching

Plymouth Area Fire Association Inc
Upgrade And Replace 5 SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) High Pressure Tanks

Upper Iowa University
Peacock Pantry 2023

Fertile Church of Christ
Needs Pantry

Grundy County Agricultural Society
Convention Center

Fredericksburg Firefighters Assoc Inc
AED Replacement

North Fayette Valley High School
Curriculum Building Program

Winneshiek County Emergency Management
Winneshiek County 911 Communications Center Update

Wilton Jr-Sr High School
Ag Education Greenhouse Renovation

The Johnson County Agricultural Association
Replace Building Supports

Midland Junior Senior High School
School Garden

Old School Produce Partners Inc
Old School Produce Partners

ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County
Delaware County Farm Safety

Van Horne Firemans Association Inc
Battery Powered Equipment and Hand Tools for Rescues

Madison County Livestock & Fair Association
New Roof on The Little Farmer Barn

Golden Magnolia Inc
Stone Soup Kitchen

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach Henry County
Classroom Chick Hatching

Wapello County Agricultural Extension District
Ag Day For Local Elementary Students

Eddyville Community Foundation Inc
Sale Ring Barn Renovation

New London Fire Fighters Association
Grant For Rescue Auger

Kalona Volunteer Fire Department
Grain Bin Rescue Equipment Grant

Pleasantville Schools
Back Pack Program
School Back Food Program

Stockport Volunteer Fire Dept Inc
Out Fitting Our New Side by Side

Wapello County Fair Inc
Youth Livestock Education

Seymour Comm School District
Fruit/Nut Trees

ISU Extension and Outreach Warren County
Community Garden-Warren County Extension Master Gardeners

Pekin Community School
Pekin Food Storage

Apostolic Christian Church of Mediapolis Iowa
Upgrade Food Pantry

Monroe County 4-H Fair
Monroe County Sheep and Goat Barn Pen Project

Future Farmers of America And Its State Associations & Local Chapter
Alex Edwards Memorial Cattle Show

Yarmouth Fire Department
4 Gas Detector

Fort Madison High School
Dress For Success

Olds Fire Dept Foundation
Thermal Camera Upgrade

Washington Volunteer Fire Department
Fire Prevention 2023-2024

Future Farmers of America State Associations and Local Chapters
Furry Friends

St. Paul Lutheran Church
St. Paul Community Food Pantry

ISU Extension Cherokee County
Scale House

Buena Vista County Agricultural
Buena Vista County Fair

Northwest Iowa Livestock Showdown Inc
Northwest Iowa Showdown Battle on The Blue Chips

Swea City Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association
Thermal Imager Camera


Mercy Housing Midwest
Community Garden at Western Manor

Operation Homefront Inc
Holiday Meals for Military

Nebraska 4-H Foundation
School Enrichment - Ag Literacy Education

Arnold Public Schools
Greenhouse Project

Sandy Creek High School
Sandy Creek Greenhouse Repairs

Hall County Agricultural Society
Ag Day

Valparaiso Fire and Rescue District 2
Valparaiso Dive Team

Grant County Rescue Service, Inc.
LifePak CR2 Defibrillator

Together Inc of Metropolitan Omaha
Choice Food Pantry

Big Muddy Urban Farm Inc
Big Muddy Urban Farm Plot Capacity Improvements

Accepted Food Bank
Backpack Program


Midland Volunteer Fire Department
Grain Bin Extraction Tube and Support Equipment

Community Health Center of the Black Hills Inc
Community Garden at the Community Health Center of the Black Hills

IronFox Farm
Food from Fair Gardens

Lake County Food Pantry Inc
Kids Pantry Backpack Program

Gayville-Volin School District
Greg Pirak Memorial Arboretum

Webster FFA
National Range Judging Contest in Oklahome

Watertown Area People Against Child Hunger
PACH - People Against Child Hunger


University of Wyoming
Animals Add to Therapeutic Treatment

University of Wyoming
Military Children Learn from Animals

Goshen County 4-H Foundation Inc
Agriculture Expo University of Wyoming Insta Pot

Cent$ible Nutrition Program of Natrona County
Cent$ible Nutrition Community Garden Expansion

Fremont County Cent$ible Nutrition Program
Beans, Beans the Marvelous Fruit

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