U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) - Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS)
01/10/22 11:59 PM EST
Grants to USA schools, government agencies, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, and agricultural producers for programs to increase access to local foods for eligible schools. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.
Designed to increase the availability of local foods in schools, these grants can help new farm to school programs get started or expand existing efforts. These grants are intended as one-time infusions of funds to help grantees accomplish farm to school objectives that will be sustained over the long term. Funds support a wide range of activities from training, planning, and developing partnerships, to creating new menu items, establishing supply chains, offering taste tests to children, purchasing equipment, planting school gardens, and organizing field trips to agricultural operations.
Implementation and State Agency Tracks
In addition to the general program purpose and priorities outlined above, USDA emphasizes the following priorities for FY 2022:
GrantWatch ID#: 154171
Expected Number of Awards: 200
Turnkey grant awards will range up to $50,000, with no minimum award amount.
Implementation and State Agency grants will range from $50,000 - $500,000.
- Turnkey Grant (Action Plan and Edible Garden projects): 12 months
- Turnkey Grant (Agricultural Education Curriculum and Producer Training projects): 12 or 24 months
- Implementation grants and State Agency grants: 12 or 24 months
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions regarding this solicitation, please contact the FNS Grant Officer, Anna Arrowsmith, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that agency contacts are only available during Eastern Standard Time operating hours.
For all questions pertaining to the USDA Farm to School Grant Program, please email Farm to School at email@example.com.
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