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Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.522
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 3, 2021

Dr. Lisa Jahns

Dr. Jaheon Koo

Ryan Kornegay


The Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program provides grants to develop and expand existing farm to school initiatives and other food and agriculture experiential learning initiatives within a distinct service area with the overall goal of increasing knowledge of agriculture and improving the nutritional health of children.

Priorities include:

  • Increase capacity for food, garden, and nutrition education within host organizations, school cafeterias, and classrooms
  • Complement and build on the efforts of the farm to school programs implemented under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act
  • Complement additional efforts by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the school breakfast program
  • Carry out activities that advance the nutritional health of children and nutrition education in elementary and secondary schools
  • Foster higher levels of community engagement and support the expansion of national service and volunteer opportunities

Eligible applicants include:

  • State agricultural experiment stations
  • Colleges and universities
  • University research foundations
  • Other research institutions and organizations
  • Federal agencies
  • National laboratories
  • Private organizations, foundations, and corporations
  • Individuals
  • Any group consisting of 2 or more entities listed above
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $225,000 for the entire project period
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated total program funding: $1,920,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
Children and youth · Farmers and farmworkers · Food security and nutrition · Networking and collaboration · Poverty · Schools

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