Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), Marketing and Development Division
11/07/19 4:00 PM CST Receipt
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $30,000 and grants ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 to Minnesota schools, school districts, nonprofits, economic development organizations, and educational cooperatives to increase sales of in-state agricultural products to K-12 schools. Funding is intended for projects and equipment that enable schools to serve more Minnesota agricultural products in elementary and secondary-school food service programs. Grants are available for Planning and for Equipment Purchase and Physical Improvements.
AGRI Farm to School Grants support Minnesota school districts that want to process and serve Minnesota agricultural products. Grants are intended to:
Planning Grants help early care and education organizations create plans that identify specific equipment, tools, training, or policies needed to encourage the purchase, preparation, and serving Minnesota grown and raised food. Examples of Planning Grant projects, include:
Equipment Purchase and Physical Improvement Grants help early care and education organizations purchase equipment and update relevant infrastructure to allow for the increase purchase, preparation, and serving of Minnesota grown and raised food. Project examples include:
GrantWatch ID#: 146053
Planning Grants can range from $1,000 to $30,000.
Equipment Purchases And Physical Improvement Grants can range from $1,000 to $50,000.
Projects must be completed by December 31, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Lisa Sawyer, Ag Marketing and Development
MN Department of Agriculture
Marketing and Development Division
625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55155
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