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New York State Farm-to-School Program

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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
Dec 30, 2021

Emily Cook


This opportunity provides funding to New York schools to establish farm-to-school programs that will increase the volume and variety of New York State farm products served in school meal programs. The program will help schools connect with local farmers, increase the use of locally grown food on school menus, and improve student health, while providing economic benefits to producers. Proposals that include agricultural and nutrition education, and gardening activities are encouraged.

Funds may be used for the following purposes, including but not limited to:

  • Salaries and wages including fringe benefits
  • Contractor services
  • Permanent physical/structural improvements
  • Insurance and permits
  • Transportation costs
  • Supplies and equipment
  • Food for menu development and taste-tests

Eligible applicants include:

  • K-12 School Food Authorities
  • Charter schools
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Indian tribal organizations
Geographic coverage
New York
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $100,000
Award floor: $25,000
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated total program funding: $1,500,000

Application process
Tagged as
Children and youth · Food security and nutrition · Networking and collaboration · Schools · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · New York

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