Please review the following information from National FFA. Several of you
are already doing some great things with PALS or other mentoring programs.
This may be an opportunity for your chapter to earn some funds!


-----Original Message-----
From: Spight, Damon [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 10:43 AM
To: _All State Staff Available
Cc: Honeycutt, Mike; Martinez, Joe
Subject: FFA Tutoring Program Grant Funds Available
Importance: High

Dear State Staff -

The National FFA Organization is excited to announce it is now accepting
proposals from FFA chapters that either have or are seeking to implement
a tutoring program that focuses on improving achievement levels in math,
science, and/or reading.  This opportunity is open to all FFA chapters.

Ten one-time $1,500 grants will be awarded on a first-come first served
basis. These funds can be used as seed money for a new tutoring program
or support funds for an existing program.  Simply complete the attached
short application and submit it electronically to Mr. Joe Martinez at
[log in to unmask] Hard copies will not be accepted. If you have any
questions, please contact Mr. Martinez at 317-802-4316 or Mr. Damon
Spight at either [log in to unmask] or 317-802-4402. Deadline for applying
is February 28, 2007. We anticipate grant notifications will be sent the
week of April 16, 2007.

This funding opportunity is under the auspices of the Partners in Active
Learning Support (PALS) program with funding provided by the Cooperative
State Research Education and Extension Service agency of the United
States Department of Agriculture.

Please distribute this announcement as quickly and widely as possible
among your local FFA chapters, reminding them that the deadline for
applying is February 28, 2007.


DLS, 317-802-4402

Damon L. Spight
National FFA Organization
Convention and Related Events Division
6060 FFA Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46278
317-802-4402 (Office)
317-802-5402 (Fax)
[log in to unmask]

The FFA Mission

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing
their potential for premier leadership,
personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.