The USDA Farm to School Grant application is now open. These are district-wide, national grants that require a great deal of coordination with the formation of a committee and administrative support.
To learn more about this opportunity, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school-grant-program.
The Maine School Garden Network (and Maine Farm to School Network) is happy to support school districts seeking this award by providing letters of support, consultation, or other resources.
Planning awards range from $20,000 – $45,000; implementation and support service awards range from $65,000 – $100,000; training awards range from $15,000 – $50,000. Matching funds of 25% are required for all four grant types.
- September, 13 2016:Release the Farm to School Grant Program FY 2017 RFA. Click here for more information
- September 29, 2016:USDA will host a webinar at 1:00 pm EST to review the RFA. Click here to register
- December 8, 2016:FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Program applications are due in grants.gov by 11:59 pm EST
- May 2017:Announce awards