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NFC: Fw: 2001 Feeding the Hungry Grant: $500 - $5,000 Youth Grants Available-Deadline Feb. 5, 2001

This grant announcement is e-mailed to State 4-H Leaders, 1890 4-H
Program Leaders, 1994 4-H Program Leaders, Extension Directors,
Foundation Directors, County Extension Offices, National Program Leaders
and other interested youth organizations.  

It is also posted on the Youth Grants web page at
www.fourhcouncil.edu/ycc/grantinfo.htm.  Please feel free to forward this

The National 4-H Council Youth Grants Program offers grants for youth in
local communities, counties, and on the state level.  These grants
provide opportunities for young people and adults to take action on
issues critical to their lives, families and communities.  Youth take the
lead in writing, implementing, and evaluating funded projects. 

2001 Feeding the Hungry Grants
Promoting Youth/Adult Partnership Action 
on Food Supply Issues.

Grant Description
Funding Provided by Kraft Foods, Inc.

Hunger haunts all types of American communities, not just the poorest. 
But in many communities, residents are largely unaware of the problem. 
By increasing awareness and involvement, these communities can
significantly boost the food supply for the hungry.

Young people represent an enormous and generally untapped source of
energy, ingenuity and empathy that can be channeled to address local
hunger problems, with great results.  To help communities mobilize this
important resource, National 
4-H Council in partnership with Kraft Foods, Inc. offers local grants of
$500 to $3,000 to teams promoting youth/adult involvement in local food
banking, outreach and public awareness efforts. To engage interest and
action on a statewide or multi-county level, grant requests may range
from $1,500 to $5,000. These funds must be a 100% match by local
resources. Grant award funds are not to be used to establish or fund new
4-H food and nutrition programs.

Grant proposals should meet the following program goals:
foster community-based, collaborative action by youth, working in
partnership with adults, to address local food supply issues;
to increase the food supply available to those in need;
to help youth gain a working understanding of a food bank operation and
develop workplace competencies outlined in the U.S. Secretary of Labor's
Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (the SCANS) Report; and to
educate the public about hunger and food supply issues.


Grant Schedule:

February 5, 2001                           Application Deadline
March 2001                                    Grant Proposal
Review/Awards Made
March 2001-November 2001        Grant project implemented
July 30, 2001                                  Mid-term Report Due       
November 1, 2001                         Final Report Due 

(unused grant monies MUST be returned by this date.  No exceptions can be
The full application can be found at
www.fourhcouncil.edu/ycc/grantinfo.htm.  If you wish to receive a
hardcopy, please mail a self-addressed envelope including 55 cents
postage to :  Doris Parent, National 4-H Council, Feeding the Hungry
Grant Program, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.