Farm to School Grant

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
USDA - FNS (Food and Nutrition Service)
Description: 

Deadline passed as of December 8, 2016. Deadline for 2017 unknown. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is charged with implementing the Farm to School Program. In this funding cycle, USDA anticipates awarding approximately $6 million in grant funding to support efforts that improve access to local foods in schools. Beyond the $5 million in funding provided in the HHFKA, in fiscal year (FY) 2016 USDA anticipates the availability of an additional $1 million, subject to appropriation, in grant funding to support placement of volunteer service members (e.g. AmeriCorps, VISTA, local service corps programs, etc.) in schools throughout the country to build or maintain school gardens, incorporate nutrition education into the schools’ culture, and support school food service personnel in procuring or promoting local and regional products for the school meal program - See link for more.

Category: 
Food, nutrition, Agriculture, Education, Schools, Development
Funding Amount: 
$15,000 to $100,000
Matching Funds: 
Yes

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Eligible schools, State and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, Agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers and Non-profit entities