Each 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 2024 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 five Missouri FFA chapters and 12 4-H clubs to support projects that benefit an agricultural community and/or promote community development. The 2024 BOAC grant recipients are:

FFA Chapters

  • West Platte FFA, Weston (Platte County)
  • Hillsboro FFA Chapter, Hillsboro (Jefferson County)
  • St. James FFA Chapter, St. James (Phelps County)
  • Fredericktown FFA Chapter, Fredericktown (Madison County)
  • Drexel FFA Chapter, Drexel (Cass County)

4-H Clubs

  • Foundation Creation 4-H Club, Maysville (DeKalb County)
  • Wranglers 4-H Club, Maysville (DeKalb County)
  • Shelby 4-H Club, Brookfield (Linn County)
  • Show-Me 4-H Club, Kirksville (Adair County)
  • 40-Ville 4-H Club, Mayview (Lafayette County)
  • Orrick 4-H Club, Polo (Lafayette County)
  • Pro-Farmers 4-H Club, Hillsboro (Jefferson County)
  • Outdoors & More 4-H Club, Steelville (Crawford County)
  • Daisy 4-H Club, Friedheim (Cape Girardeau County)
  • Viburnum Blue Jays 4-H Club, Ironton (Iron County)
  • Learn A Do 4-H Club, Liberal (Barton County)
  • Greenfield 4-H Club, Greenfield (Dade 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 2024 BOAC Completion Notice is Aug. 1, 2024.