EEach year, the Building Our American Communities (BOAC) Grant Program provides grants to Missouri 4-H clubs and FFA chapters for projects aimed at developing and advancing Missouri’s rural communities. Recipients of the 2021 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 6 Missouri FFA chapters and 8 4-H clubs to support projects that benefit an agricultural community and/or promote community development. The 2021 BOAC grant recipients are:

FFA Chapters

  • Salisbury FFA, Salisbury (Chariton County)
  • Portageville School District FFA, Portageville (New Madrid County)
  • Morrisville FFA, Morrisville (Polk County)
  • Liberal FFA Chapter, Liberal (Barton County)
  • Lincoln FFA, Lincoln (Benton County)
  • Osceola FFA, Osceola (St. Clair County)

4-H Clubs

  • Iron County 4H, Ironton (Iron County)
  • Fredericktown Farmers 4-H, Fredericktown (Madison County)
  • Shiloh 4H Club, Liberal (Barton County)
  • Learn A Do 4H Club, Liberal (Barton County)
  • Lake Creek Lamplighters 4H, Sedalia (Benton County)
  • Lincoln Cardinals 4H, Sedalia (Benton County)
  • Harvester 4H Club, Wentzville (St. Charles County)
  • Country Crossroads 4H Club, Wright City (Warren County)

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

The deadline to submit the 2021 BOAC Completion Notice is Aug. 1, 2021.