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JOANN 4-H Project Grants

JOANN 4-H Project Grants Cycle 2 Mini Grant applications open from February 5 – March 27, 2019

All 4-H youth members, volunteers and staff may apply!


3 mini grant awards for listed projects in the following areas:


  • Communications & Expressive Arts
  • Consumer and Family Science
  • Cake Decorating


  1. JOANN 4-H Service Learning Project Grant

Projects must be from the Qualifying Project List and focus on a service learning project. Service Learning projects address a community issue and focus on creating and carrying out a plan to address the issue.

Number of awards: Up to two (2) $450 awards


  1. JOANN 4-H Spark Project Grant

Projects must be from the Qualifying Project List with a focus on a person's spark! Sparks are what help youth see the potential within themselves.

Number of awards: Up to four (4) $200 awards


  1. JOANN 4-H Innovative Project Grant

Projects must be from the Qualifying Project List and utilize the latest STEM innovations. Examples: 3-D printed fabrics, wearable technology, fabric design

Number of awards: Up to three (3) $500 awards


See the JOANN 4-H Project Grants webpage for more information on terms, deadlines, FAQs, and the list of awardees from Cycle 1.


This will be the last cycle of JOANN-4-H mini-grants - don't miss out!


JOANN Clovers for Kids

March 1 to April 30, 2019

Go to your local JOANN store from March 1 to April 30, 2019 to purchase Clovers for Kids at the register. A $1 clover is a donation for 4-H – or give $4 and receive a coupon for $4 off your next purchase of $10 or more. Win-win!

Encourage friends and families to buy a Clover for Kids to support 4-H. Proceeds from these clover sales will support State Field Day and State Fashion Revue.

Also: Download the JOANN app on your smartphone and sign up for the 4-H Rewards card. It gives you 15% off your purchase and a percentage comes back to 4-H. Win-win! See for more details. 


Leadership Opportunities

July 18-21, 2019
Open to youth ages 13-19
Early Bird Registration is now open!
For more agenda information and job positions, please visit:

Flyer HERE


Interested in joining the Planning Team for the 2020 Youth Summits?

Applications are now open and due by March 1, 2019


2019 National 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony –

Call for MC and entertainment nominations

Due to the State 4-H Office by April 17, 2019

The 2019 National 4-H Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled for October 11, 2019 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 

Applications are being accepted for a 4-H member to serve as the master/mistress of ceremonies and one to provide entertainment (vocal or instrumental) for this event.

Details on how to apply are provided on the respective applications

Entertainer Application

MC Application

The State 4-H Director may nominate one candidate for consideration for each. If multiple applications are received the State 4-H Incentives and Recognition Advisory Committee will review and recommend nominees to Shannon Horrillo, Statewide 4-H Director for final selection. The State 4-H Office will submit the application packets from our states’ nominees by the May 1st deadline.

If you have any questions, contact the State 4-H Office at

or 530-750-1334. 


State 4-H Advisory Committee Applications open until May 31

The State 4-H Advisory Committees provide leadership and offer insight, review, and input to the Statewide 4-H Director for the operation and management of the 4-H Youth Development Program. 


Youth and adult volunteers are encouraged to apply for the following advisory committees:

  • Animal Science
  • Camping
  • Civic Engagement
  • Incentives and Recognition
  • Policy
  • STEM Education
  • Shooting Sports


*Please note that the Healthy Living and the Volunteer Development Advisory Committees are not recruiting.


Learn more on the State Advisory Committee Page.

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