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Thursday, October 19, 2017

USDA Farm to School Grant (Due Dec. 8)

The USDA Office of Community Food Systems has released the FY 2018 Farm to School Request for Applications (RFA). The National Farm to School Network is available on a consultation basis to provide assistance to potential applicants in the areas of: planning and preparing the application, customized support for Native communities, evaluation, and focus on early care and education/pre-K. [link no longer available]

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. Applications are due Dec. 8, 2017. Check out the resources for applicants and see a list of awardees since the release of the first RFA in 2013. More information about the grants is available here.

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