Each year, the Building Our American Communities (BOAC) Grant Program provides Missouri 4-H clubs and FFA chapters grants for projects aimed at developing and advancing Missouri’s rural communities. Recipients of the 2017 BOAC program have been chosen and are listed below.

Projects may include improvements to existing facilities, grounds, or buildings used by local organizations in the applicant’s community. Past BOAC grant projects have included improvements for local fairgrounds, community vegetable gardens, rural intersections and parks, as well as renovations for damaged and aged public use structures in rural communities, including those used by local 4-H and FFA groups.

BOAC grants of up to $500 have been awarded to Missouri 4-H clubs and FFA chapters to support projects that benefit an agricultural community and/or promote community development. The 2017 BOAC grant recipients are:

FFA Chapters

  • Lamar FFA, Lamar (Barton County)
  • Kelly-Benton FFA, Benton (Scott County)
  • Ste. Genevieve FFA, Ste. Genevieve (Ste. Genevieve County)
  • Pilot Grove FFA, Pilot Grove (Cooper County)
  • Boonville FFA, Boonville (Cooper County)
  • Paris FFA, Paris (Monroe County)

4-H Clubs

  • Prairie Home 4-H, Boonville (Cooper County)
  • Zion 4-H, Boonville (Cooper County)
  • Elkhorn 4-H, Hawk Point (Warren County)
  • City Clovers 4-H, Lamar (Barton County)
  • Learn A Do 4-H, Lamar (Barton County)
  • Brookfields 4-Her’s, Linneus (Linn County)
  • Pershing’s Pride 4-H, Linneus (Linn County)
  • Mighty Mustangs 4-H, Altenburg (Perry County)

Up to 12, $500 4-H BOAC grants and 12, $500 FFA BOAC grants are awarded annually, two in each of the six districts.

The deadline to submit the 2017 BOAC completion notice is Aug. 1, 2017.