4-H SNAC Club Mini-Grants

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Through generous gift from Missouri Care, the Missouri 4‑H Foundation offers grants of up to $500 to start new 4‑H Student Nutrition Advisory Council (SNAC) Clubs across the state.

Successful 4-H SNAC Clubs fulfill the following goals:

  • SNAC Clubs focus on projects including nutrition, gardening, and/or physical activity. Recommended curriculum includes Kids in the Kitchen, Eating from the Garden, Soccer for Success, iCook, and Illinois Junior Chef.
  • SNAC Club members will engage in a culminating youth-led advocacy project to promote healthy habits in their community and/or teach younger youth about healthy habits.
  • SNAC Club will reach a new 4-H audience such as an in-school or after-school site. Preference will be given to underserved audiences and 2nd-12th grade levels.
  • SNAC Clubs incorporate leadership and citizenship skills central to 4-H.
  • Partnerships with FNEP are encouraged.

Funds can support the following:

  • Supplies for youth advocacy projects: Examples include cameras for photo/video advocacy projects, building garden beds at a school or community center, or creating healthy recipe meal kits to distribute to local food pantries.
  • Supplies for marketing the program such as t-shirts or other promotional items for 4-H SNAC Club members. This will help establish a sense of belonging to the greater 4-H community.
  • Leadership experiences for 4-H SNAC Club members including regional and/or state events and the National 4-H Summit for Healthy Living.

How to request funds:

In order to be considered for a SNAC mini-grant, applications must:

  1. Be completed using the online Qualtrics SNAC grant application.
  2. Be signed by a 4-H youth specialist or YPA responsible for the county from which the proposal is submitted.
  3. If grant is awarded, 4-H faculty/staff must report a summary of what was accomplished using the mini-grant, the number of youth and adults that participated, the number of families served who are Missouri Care members, and 1-2 photos of club with photo authorization.

Questions?

Contact Andrea Wikiera.

How to submit a summary:

Within 30 days of project completion, e-mail your mini-grant report to Andrea Wikiera and the Missouri 4-H Foundation. Please include photos, news articles and printed materials.

Mini-grant report (DOC)

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