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ARCOP Grant Recipients Announced

The ARCOP Grant program is a collaborative project of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio FFA Foundation, Inc. to help local FFA chapters finance worthy community development projects. The grants awarded range from $750 to $5,000 per chapter. This year 12 grants are being awarded. Utilizing the criteria set forth by the Ohio Rural Rehabilitation program, schools submit written proposals to the Ohio FFA Foundation, Inc. for consideration and a committee of judges reviews the proposals and awards grants to worthy chapter activities. The projects will take place between June and November 2017. General program guidelines include:

  • ┬áThe project benefits rural residents or low-income farmers.
  • The project will have a long-term impact on the community either economically or through an improved quality of life.
  • The project is in collaboration with a substantial agency, a governmental entity, or long-standing organization
  • The project goes beyond legally required activities or functions that are a routine expectation of an organization, agency, or governmental body.

Congratulations to the following chapters for receiving one of the 2017 ARCOP Grants:

Miami Trace – $4,950
Indian Valley – $5,000
Hillsdale – $4,200
Zane Trace – $5,000
Covington – $3,400
Global Impact – $3,200
Houston – $2,400
National Trail – $4,000
Mechanicsburg – $4,000
Waterford – $800
North Union – $4,000
Marion Local – $2,550

More information about the program can be found here: http://ohioffa.org/foundation/programs/arcop-grants/