Getting Started with GIS and GPS Grant for 4-H Clubs

This 2011 Esri GIS Grant Program for U.S. 4-H is for 4-H clubs that are not already familiar with GPS or GIS technologies and want to begin introducing spatial literacy to youth at a basic level.

The grant covers a period of a full 4-H project year from the date of grant approval and software receipt through September 30, 2012.  The grant includes a youth club license of selected software for Windows computers and Windows CE devices, books, and Web-based resources. The ArcView 9.3 license is valid for one year from initial date of installation.

To meet the goals of the 2011 Esri Getting Started with GIS and GPS Grant Program, clubs must agree to complete the following:

  • Take part in GIS Day by participating in or hosting an informational event for local youth, community leaders, and the public. The GIS Day event may be conducted any time prior to September 30, 2012. For more information about GIS and to register a GIS Day event, visit
  • Institute or expand the use of GIS in your 4-H club activities.
  • Using ArcExplorer—Java Edition for Education or the one-year license of ArcView 9.3 software from the Thinking Spatially Using GIS book, youth must create three or more maps and select one to submit to the 4-H Map Gallery. Map Gallery submission instructions will be e-mailed to the primary contact in May 2011.
  • Submit a mid-cycle status report, due September 30, 2011, and a final report, due September 30, 2012.

The grant application requires that a signed digital letter of recommendation from your state 4-H SET liaison and the completed online application form be submitted between October 1 and December 1, 2010, 5:00 p.m. (PST).  For additional information about the grant click here or email Holly at