Farm to School Grant Program
The Farm to School Grant Program provides funding to plan, establish, or sustain a Farm to School program that improves access to local foods in schools.
Grants will be made under 3 tracks:
- Implementation grants are to help schools or school districts expand or further develop existing farm to school initiatives.
- Planning grants are for schools or districts just getting started on farm to school activities.
- Training grants are intended for eligible entities to support trainings that strengthen farm to school supply chains, or training in the area of local procurement, food safety, culinary education, and/or integration of agriculture‐based curriculum.
Additional funding priorities for the 2018 grant cycle include:
- Applications from school districts
- Applications from tribal organizations and entities serving native communities
- Applications from state agencies
- Projects that reach more than one school
- Projects that serve a high proportion of children (at least 40% or more) who are eligible for free or reduced price meals
Applications will be accepted from:
- State and local agencies
- Tribal organizations
- Agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers
- Nonprofit entities
- Eligible schools
Eligible schools are considered K-12 school food authorities (SFAs) that participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs. K-12 nonprofit private schools, charter schools, tribal schools, and others that participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs, but are not associated with an SFA, are also eligible to apply.
Award ceiling: $100,000
Award floor: $20,000
Expected Number of Awards: 70
Total Funding Available: $5,000,000
Applicants must provide a 25% non-federal match in the form of cash or in-kind contributions.
Links to the application and full announcement are available through grants.gov.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.