U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) - Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS)
01/08/21 11:59 PM EST
Grants to USA schools, government agencies, tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, and agricultural producers for programs to increase access to local foods for eligible schools. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take three weeks to complete.
Designed to increase the availability of local foods in schools, these grants can help new farm to school programs get started or expand existing efforts. These grants are intended as one-time infusions of funds to help grantees accomplish farm to school objectives that will be sustained in the long term. Funds support a wide range of activities from training, planning, and developing partnerships, to creating new menu items, establishing supply chains, offering taste tests to children, purchasing equipment, planting school gardens, and organizing field trips to agricultural operations.
Implementation and State Agency Tracks
In addition to the general program purpose and priorities outlined in Section 1.1 above, USDA emphasizes the following priorities for FY 2021
GrantWatch ID#: 154171
Expected Number of Awards: 150
Turnkey grant awards will range up to $50,000 for Action Planning, Edible Garden, and Agricultural Education Curriculum projects, with no minimum award amount. Turnkey grant awards will range up to $25,000 for the Producer Training project, available to State agencies only, with no minimum award amount.
Implementation and State Agency grants will range from $50,000 - $100,000.
- Turnkey Grant (Action Planning and Edible Garden projects ONLY): 12 months
- Turnkey Grant - (Agricultural Education Curriculum project, Producer Training project): 12 or 24 months
- Implementation grants and State Agency grants: 12 or 24 months
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions regarding this solicitation, please contact the FNS Grant Officer, Kimberly Shields, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that agency contacts are only available during Eastern Standard Time operating hours.
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