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Q1 2024 Working Here Fund Grants Awarded

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Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) awarded $412,100 in Working Here Fund grants in the first quarter of 2024.

The 109 nonprofit organizations listed below received grants to support agriculture and rural communities with projects that address one of the following areas: agricultural education, hunger and nutrition, or rural disaster relief/essential services.

FCSAmerica is accepting grant applications for the second quarter of 2024 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 $5,000


Anamosa High School
Meats processing class materials

Care And Share House Inc
Food Pantry supplemental food project

Catholic Council for Social Concern Inc.
Food pantry

City of Ames
Technical rescue equipment upgrade

City of Atlantic Iowa
Mollett Park Community Garden hydrants

City of Elgin

Clarksville Food Pantry
Groceries for distribution at pantry

Clarksville High School
Ag Education classroom resources

Coon Rapids-Bayard 6-12 Attendance Center
Snacks and shoes

Crawford County Hunger Fighters
Backpack Program

Creston Community School District - Creston FFA
CASE Ag Equipment Maintenance Technology Curriculum Certification

Dayton Volunteer Fire Department

Diagonal Elementary School
Update diagonal gardens

Elliott Food Pantry Inc
Food for pantry

Essex Community Club
School / community garden improvements

Faith Community Church-Sheldon
Summer lunch program

Family’s Helping Hand
Family Resource Center food pantry

Feed the Pack
Food for Backpack Program

Fort Atkinson Firefighters
Quick attack truck

Franklin County Agri and Fair Association
Grandstand updates

Hawkeye Community College Foundation
RedTail food pantry

Highland High School
Agricultural equipment for classroom

IA Nice Inc
Food for refugee families

Iowa State Extension and Outreach - Franklin County
Community garden education materials

Iowa State Extension and Outreach Johnson County
4-H Clover Café updates

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Jefferson County
Poultry cages

Iowa Swine Jackpot Association Inc
Supplies and education for swine exhibit

ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County
Farm Safety Day Program

ISU Extension and Outreach Warren County
Community garden supplies and updates

Johnston Partnership for a Healthy Community Inc.
Food pantry storage updates

Kiwanis Club of Atlantic
Headstart family nutrition program

Lakeside Presbyterian Church
Tornado pack program

Maquoketa Valley Senior High School
FFA Indoor agriculture project

MICAH House Corporation
Meals for individuals experiencing homelessness

Mormon Trail Jr-Sr High School
Greenhouse - Farm to School

Nashua Volunteer Firefighters
Replenish fire and rescue supplies

New Hampton Firefighters
Gear extractor

North Union Elementary
Freezer for food storage

Northwest Iowa Livestock Showdown Inc.
Supplies for showdown

Quasky Emergency Services

Sac City Senior Center
Senior Center - Meals on wheels

Stratford Fire and Rescue
Radio replacement

Swea City Volunteer Fire and Rescue
Confined space rescue equipment

The Catherine Mcauley Center Inc
Reducing barriers to health and nutrition

Trailblazers of The Heartland
Get Fit Garden

United Methodist Church
The Community Table

Van Horne First Responders Inc
Personal protective rescue gear

City of Wall Lake
Food for elderly and disabled

Washington County Agricultural Extension
Language inclusive education materials

Webster County Fair Foundation
New show pen

West Delaware High School
West Delaware animal lab

Woodbine Community Food Pantry Outreach Center
Outreach Center 2024 summer food vouchers


Accepted Food Bank
Millard and Elkhorn backpack program

Alliance Bulldog Backpack Program
Alliance Bulldog Backpack Program, Inc.

Blue Hill High School
Multi-function welding machine

Bright Horizons Resources for Survivors Of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Food for clients in need

Cedar County Agricultural Society
Beef barn project update

City of West Point/ West Point Rescue
Advanced CPR manikins

Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools
CASE Intro to Ag, Food, and Natural Resources

Fillmore Central Beef Boosters Inc
Beef processing for school meals

Fitucate Foundation Inc
Fitucate Food Bank

Grandma's Snack Packs
Food for Weekend Backpack Program

Green Cover Seed, LLC
The First Acre Milpa Garden Program

Hearts And Hands Foundation
Feed the Hungry

Hordville Volunteer Fire Department
Wildland gear

Jansen Rural Fire District #9
Wildland personal protective equipment

Johnson-Brock Public Schools
Ventilation system upgrades

Lexington Area United Way Inc
Food and nutrition support

Litchfield Public Schools
CASE Ag Science - Animal Curriculum Training

Loup Valley 4-H Horse Conference
2024 clinics project

Mitchell Secondary School
Welding shop growth

Nebraska 4-H Foundation - Lincoln
Spotlight the Kids

Nebraska 4-H Foundation – Central City
Community gardening partnership

Oakland Food Pantry Inc
Food assistance

O'Neill High School
CASE Natural Resources and Ecology Curriculum Training

Operation Homefront Inc
Holiday meals for military families

Oxford Rural Fire District
Side scan sonar

Palmer Public Schools
Floral lab start-Up

Project Hope Inc
Client Choice Food Selection Program

Southwest Public Schools

St Cecilia Middle Sch/High School
Ag in the Classroom supplies

University of Nebraska Board of Regents
Garden-based recipe kits

Valley Child Development Center Inc
Food for Kids

West Point Library Foundation
Seed library and gardening education


Boys and Girls Club of Watertown Inc.
Growing with master gardeners

Colome High School - 01
Agricultural education classroom updates

Gettysburg Whitlock Bay Development Corporation
Community garden

Huron Public Library
Summer Program to Feed and Read

Kimball School District 07-2
Agriculture animal barn and plant grow area

Lakota Center dba Pejuta Waste O'Tipi | Good Medicine Lodge
Meals program

Langford Area School District 45-5
Langford Area Agriculture Curriculum

McCook Central FFA
Urban Youth Show Livestock

McPherson County Conservation District
Leola Community Garden

Michael Glynn Memorial Coalition
Food Pantry for Students

Moody County Cares
You are Not Alone

The Salvation Army of the Black Hills
Love Beyond Hunger

United Way of Huron
Heartland Region Backpack Program

Wambli Ska Society
Sustaining Our Roots: Indigenous Food Access Program

Watertown Area People Against Child Hunger
Food for distribution

Yankton Food for Thought
Sack pack fruit


Cent$ible Nutrition Program - Fremont County
Under Pressure: legumes cooking supplies

Cent$ible Nutrition Program - Laramie County
Under Pressure: legumes cooking supplies

Cent$ible Nutrition Program Sheridan County
Under Pressure: legumes cooking supplies

Eastern Wyoming College Foundation
Agricultural Career and Culture Exploration

Fremont County Extension - University of Wyoming
Wyoming Ranch Camp

Riverton Peace Mission
Addressing cultural disparity through nutrition

University of Wyoming - Laramie
Alternative Cooking Methods for Food Security Programs

University of Wyoming - Cheyenne
Youth and Adults Grow Food Together

University of Wyoming - Evanston
Beyond the Barn - Career Exploration Project

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