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Growing Minds Farm to School Program

Grants to USA Teachers and Individuals in Multiple
States to Connect PreK-12 Students with Local Food

GrantWatch ID#: 173187
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)

09/15/17

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Grants to North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia preK-12 teachers and funding source-affiliated individuals to connect students with local agriculture. Applications are invited for projects involving schools within the funding source’s service area.

ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School program works to connect schools with local agriculture and give children positive experiences with healthy fresh foods through the four components of farm to school: farm field trips, local food cooking, school gardens, and local food in school cafeterias. Applicants may also apply for local food cooking stipends through a separate form.

The criteria for selection will be based on the following areas:

-Priority given to Head Start or high % of students receiving subsidy and schools with high rates of free and reduced lunch

-Proposals that plan for hands-on student experiences, and/or authentic farm experiences (please plan your activity with the idea that smaller groups make the experience better).

-Integration of funded project into a unit of study and connection to Standard Course of Study/Common Core requirements

-Connection with other Farm to School components (i.e. you are asking for funding for local food cooking but also plan to tie it to the school garden).

-Priority will be given to classes that have not received this grant in the past

Local Food Cooking Stipends will reimburse up to $25 per class.

This grant is open to preK through 12th grade teachers, and members of the public working in cooperation with a school in ASAP’s Appalachian Grown Region.

Eligible counties include:

-Smoky Mountains, NC: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain

-Southern Mountains, NC: Henderson, Polk, Transylvania

-Central Mountains, NC: Buncombe, Madison, Yancey

-Foothills, NC: Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Rutherford

-High Country, NC: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes

-Georgia: Fannin, Franklin, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White

-South Carolina: Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg

-Tennessee: Blount, Bradley, Carter, Cocke, Greene, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Monroe, Polk, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington

-Virginia: Carroll, Grayson, Scott, Smyth, Washington, Wythe

Funding is awarded twice a year. Deadlines are September 15th and March 15th.

Notification of winning applications will be made within two weeks after the grant cycle deadline.

Cooking stipends are only available to individuals working with a school in ASAP's Appalachian Grown region.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Scroll down to complete the electronic application form:
http://growing-minds.org/farm-to-school-funding/

You may also apply for a local food cooking stipend here:
http://growing-minds.org/local-food-cooking-stipends/

Jessica Sparks-Mussulin
jessica@asapconnections.org

ASAP: Growing Minds
306 West Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Voice: 828-236-1282
Fax: 828-236-1280

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USA: Georgia: Fannin, Franklin, Gilmer, Habersham, Lumpkin, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White Counties;   North Carolina: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Henderson, Polk, Transylvania, Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, Burke, Caldwell, McDowell, Rutherford, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties;   South Carolina: Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg Counties;   Tennessee: Blount, Bradley, Carter, Cocke, Greene, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Monroe, Polk, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties;   Virginia: Carroll, Grayson, Scott, Smyth, Washington, and Wythe Counties

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