Esri-Sponsored Grants

Past Grants

2009 Esri GIS Grant Program for U.S. 4-H

Three levels give you the most appropriate options for the needs of your club.

  • Esri Getting Started with GIS and GPS Grant
  • Esri Introduction to GIS for 4-H Grant
  • Esri Intermediate GIS for 4-H Grant

Under the 2004–2008 GIS Grant for U.S. 4-H program, Esri has awarded 4-H clubs in more than 600 U.S. counties with ArcView and ArcPad software and Virtual Campus training. Geographic information system (GIS) technology was used by youth to help make a difference in their community service projects.

Esri Getting Started with GIS and GPS Grant

This grant includes Thinking Spatially Using GIS, which has lessons with ArcExplorer—Java Edition for Education software; Making Community Connections; Zeroing In; and Fun with GPS. This grant is intended for use by leaders or extension professionals who are not already familiar with GIS technology and want to begin introducing spatial literacy to youth. Grant awardees are expected to participate in a GIS Day event in their community and submit three maps to the 4-H Map Gallery.

This grant does not include GPS units.

    Guidelines [PDF]
    Submission deadline: December 1, 2008

Esri Introduction to GIS for 4-H Grant

This grant includes Esri’s ArcGIS ArcView 9.3, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, and ArcPad Youth Club licenses (up to 25 seats); Esri Virtual Campus courses; and Esri curricula. This grant is intended for 4-H groups who have technology experience, have met GIS professionals in their community, and have a youth-driven service learning project in mind that will utilize GIS technology. Introductory grant awardees are expected to participate in a GIS Day event in their community, complete a service learning project in the community utilizing GIS technology, and complete an Esri Community Atlas project.

    Guidelines [PDF]
    Submission deadline: December 1, 2008
Esri Intermediate GIS for 4-H Grant

This grant includes Esri’s ArcGIS ArcView 9.3, ArcGIS Network Analyst, additional extensions, and ArcPad Youth Club licenses (up to 25 seats); Esri Virtual Campus courses; and Esri curricula. For service learning projects involving tree and plant health, this grant also includes an option for obtaining CITYgreen software by American Forests. Intermediate grant applicants must have successfully participated in and fulfilled the requirements of an Introductory GIS grant. Intermediate grant awardees are expected to participate in a GIS Day event in their community, complete a service learning project in the community utilizing GIS technology, and complete an Esri Community Atlas project.

    Guidelines [PDF]
    Submission deadline: December 1, 2008

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