Today, USDA released a Request for Applications (RFA) for a new farm to school grant program. The RFA is now posted on grants.gov and the USDA Farm to School website.
There will be two types of grants available.
- Planning grants are intended primarily for K-12 school food authorities who participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program that are in the beginning phases of their farm to school efforts.
- Implementation grants are geared towards advancing existing farm to school initiatives. K-12 school food authorities who participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program, along with State and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers, and non-profit entities working in partnership with school districts, may apply for implementation grants.
Two webinars will be offered in order for applicants to learn more about this grant opportunity.
- Tuesday, May 15th, 1:00 EST Implementation grants
- Thursday, May 17th, 1:00 EST Planning grants