Organization: USDA Farm to School Grants
Purpose: The purpose of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program is to assist eligible entities in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. On an annual basis, USDA awards up to $5 million in competitive grants for training, supporting operations, planning, purchasing equipment, developing school gardens, developing partnerships, and implementing farm to school programs.
September 2016: Release FY2017 request for Farm to School Grant applications
November 2016: FY2017 Farm to School Grant applications due
May 2017: Announce awards
We will continue to keep you updated on the USDA Farm to School Grant Program through our E-letter and our website.
Amount: Planning awards range from $20,000 – $45,000; implementation and support service awards range from $65,000 – $100,000; training awards range from $15,000 – $50,000. Matching funds of 25% are required for all four grant types.
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