County 4-H Fund-Raiser Application

All 4-H fund-raising activities must be reviewed and approved by the county 4-H program coordinator, before the activity can be held. This is a federal regulation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires such approval for all 4-H groups. Prior staff approval of a 4-H group’s fund-raising activity is important because it:

  • Gives the group permission to use the 4-H name and emblem for the fundraising activity.
  • Declares the event is an official 4-H fund-raising activity supported by the county program.
  • Provides written prior approval of the event so 4-H volunteers are covered through the MSU Indemnification Policy (the University will support volunteers against a suit or legal proceeding when performing services, in this case the 4-H fundraising event).

To begin the review and approval process, the treasurer or the 4-H leader completes and sends the County 4-H Fund-Raiser Application to the county 4-H program coordinator, at least 10 business days before the event. The county 4-H program coordinator will notify the person who submitted the application about whether or not the fund-raiser is approved. The group may hold the fund-raising event only if it receives this approval.

Within 10 business days after the end of the event, the treasurer or the 4-H leader must also submit the County 4-H Fund-Raising Report Form.

For additional information about 4-H fundraising, view the Financial Manual for 4-H Treasurers: Managing Money Wisely or the Financial Manual for 4-H Volunteers: Leading the Way to Financial Accountability.

*Note: In order to use all features of the fillable form, please download the file and then open it with the Adobe program on your computer. Using the web version (within your browser) will restrict some of the capabilities of the form.

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