Tractor Supply Co. and FFA seeking grant applications
For the fourth consecutive year, Tractor Supply Company and the Future Farmers of America are partnering for the Grants for Growing campaign, a competitive grant program that provides funding to FFA chapters across the country for the development or improvement of a proposed agricultural project.
Applications are being accepted through through Feb. 11.
Agriculture educators are invited to submit a detailed proposal for a new or existing project that benefits both the larger community as well as future FFA members. Applicants must outline how the chapter will start, sustain or expand on the project.
Following the application period, Tractor Supply will host a fundraiser from Feb. 13-24, inviting customers to make donations in-store or online with purchase to support the future projects. Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be funded in the spring based on the amount of funds raised. Donations will fund grants in the same state they were donated.
FFA advisors interested in applying for a grant can visit http://www.FFA.org/grantsforgrowing and submit their application.
Chapters located near a TSC store are invited to come by and help in the fundraising efforts, while raising awareness for their agriculture programs. Chapters that participate in an in-store activity during the fundraiser can submit a fulfillment form to receive additional points toward their grant application. Chapters do not need to be located near a store to win a grant.
The success of the Grants for Growing program has increased with each year. In 2018, the campaign raised a record $830,000, enabling 271 grants to be awarded and impacting more than 30,000 students.
“Since the program’s inception, Grants for Growing has raised more than $2.2 million and funded close to 1,000 grants for agriculture projects across the country,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company.
For more details about the program, visit www.tractorsupply.com/FFA
The Newnan Tractor Supply Company is located on Marketplace Drive.
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Newnan company awarded White House Service Center Supplemental Labor Support contract
Advanced Technology Logistics Inc. (ATL), based in Newnan, was awarded the White House Service Center Supplemental Labor Support to maintain efficient building operations and provide services required to the executive office of the president of the United States. The company was awarded the contract last month and will last for the next five years.
ATL is providing quality USRO engineers, electricians, woodworkers and locksmiths support effective Jan. 7.
Robinson, president/CEO of ATL says, “When ATL received the award notification from the White House Center, I read the email twice and was filled with joy.”
ATL is currently a prime contractor to over 15 federal agencies.
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Local business connections and opportunities
2019 Ambassador Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Guild Mortgage, 246 Bullsboro Drive, Suite A, Newnan.
2019 Non-Profit Alliance, 8:30-9:30 a.m., The Newnan-Coweta Chamber, 23 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan.
For more information on these activities, visit www.newnancowetachamber.org