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Grant application information for the 2023-2024 school year will be updated as grants become available. Teachers/FFA Advisors will receive emails about available grants when they post. 

Questions about grants? Please contact Ashley Weaver at

2023-24 Grant List


Shark Tank Grant- Deadline May 10, 2024 (launches in March)

The Kentucky FFA Foundation Shark Tank Contest awards venture capital to aspiring agricultural entrepreneurs. Students are asked to develop a video showcasing their business idea & plan for a chance to win $5,000 in funding! This event is made possible from generous donations from Owensboro Grain & Give FFA Day.



SAE Launch Grant - Closed (launches in September & January)

‚ÄčThe Kentucky FFA Foundation is pleased to offer the SAE Launch Grant.  This grant has replaced Ag Entrepreneurship Grants, Livestock Grants and SAE Mini Grants. If you have a student who has typically applied for one of those grants in the past this is now the one they will need to apply for. 

**If you are a student who received a Fall 2023 SAE Launch Grant please log in to your account (link below) and fill out the follow up section with new pictures. Follow up is due by February 18**



Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship - Closed (launches in January) 

The Kentucky FFA Foundation and the Kentucky Alumni & Supporters Council are excited to partner together and award WLC Scholarships

The deadline is February 2nd. Students who receive funding will be notified no later than February 25th.


WLC Resources


Ag Achiever & Ag Innovation Grant - Closed (launches in December)

The Ag Achiever Grant is designed to help local Agricultural Education programs enhance learning opportunities for students. Enhancements may include but are not limited to the purchase of new equipment or teaching resources, modifications to existing equipment or facilities, implementation of innovative programming for students. Ag Programs may apply for up to $5,000 for Ag Achiever Grants.  Grant applications over $2,500 require a dollar for dollar match.

The Ag Innovation Grant is designed to help local Agricultural Education programs transform student instruction and outreach to the community. To be approved applications must demonstrate the proposed project will positively impact student achievement and the local agriculture economy. Ag Programs may apply up to $10,000. Applications do not require a match, but preference will be given to applications that include additional local funds. 

Ag Achiever Grant Rubric

Ag Innovation Grant Rubric



Better Days Through Better Ways Grant- Closed (Launches in September)

Grants provided by the Mulhollem Cravens Foundation intended to help FFA Chapters develop a sustainable food production project that addresses food insecurity in their local community. Please check your email for application. If you need a copy please email



FFA Jacket Scholarship - Deadline April 12, 2024 (Launches in September & March)

The Kentucky FFA Foundation will be coordinating the FFA Jacket Program. This program is sponsored by Bayer, the Kentucky FFA Foundation and generous individual donors of the virtual Gala. We will be awarding one full jacket scholarship to one student per chapter. This opportunity is available twice a year; once in Fall (September) and again in the Spring(March). 

Jacket Grant Application


Rising Sun Initiative - Closed (Launches in August) 

Available to support the expansion of agricultural education and support those educators who dedicate their lives to teaching and advising. The Rising Sun would provide a one-time grant up to $5,000 to a school that opens an agricultural education program or a program in transition. An email will be sent to eligible chapters.

Rising Sun 2023 High School

Rising Sun Middle School 2023


Ky FFA Camp Scholarship  - Closed (Included in camp registration form)

*Now merged with Camp Registration