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Expanding the 3E's Grant Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.


The Texas Department of Agriculture has suspended funding for the Expanding 3 E's Grant Program for FY 2020 and FY 2021.

Texas Department of Agriculture
Dec 6, 2018

Julia Rico


The Expanding the 3E's Grant Program (X3E) increases awareness of the importance of good nutrition, especially for children, and encourage children's health and well-being through education, exercise, and eating healthy. This program is designed to promote better health and nutrition and prevent childhood obesity.

Funds may be used to create, supplement, or extend Texas Farm Fresh farm-to-school activities including, but not limited to:

  • Implementing a garden-based curriculum
  • School garden development or improvement
  • Taste testing activities
  • Developing a garden to plate program to increase the number of garden products served in school meals and snacks
  • Establishing a compost program using cafeteria food waste to enrich school or community gardens
  • Taste testing activities focused on seasonal products
  • Networking events that strengthen local purchasing relationships with Texas farmers and ranchers
  • Experiential learning opportunities, such as field trips to farms or farmers markets

Eligible applicants are public schools in Texas.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $10,000 per campus. Total funding awarded to a single school district will not exceed $50,000.

Application process

Links to application instructions and the application form are available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Completed applications may be submitted through:

  • Email
  • U.S. mail
    Texas Department of Agriculture
    Trade and Business Development- Grants
    P.O. Box 12847
    Austin, TX 78711
  • Courier/hand delivery
    Texas Department of Agriculture
    Trade and Business Development- Grants
    1700 North Congress, 11th Floor
    Austin, Texas 78701
Tagged as
Children and youth · Food security and nutrition · Obesity and weight control · Schools · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Texas

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