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Food and Agriculture Service Learning 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.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.522
Sponsors
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Deadlines
Jun 4, 2020
Contact

Dr. Paul Cotton
816.926.1608
Paul.Cotton@USDA.gov

Dr. Jaheon Koo
816.926.1179
Jaheon.Koo@usda.gov

Purpose

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
Eligibility

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
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $225,000 for the entire project period
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated total program funding: $960,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov. The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

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



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