New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
01/14/22 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, K-12 school authorities, charter schools, and Indian tribal organizations to increase the usage of locally-grown produce in school meal programs. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to submitting an application.
Funding is available for eligible school districts to support the growth of Farm-to-School programs across New York State. The program helps Kindergarten through Grade 12 schools connect with local farmers, increase the use of locally grown food on school menus, and improve student health, while providing increased economic benefits to New York’s farmers.
The objective of Farm to School projects must be to increase the volume and variety of New York State farm products purchased by schools/districts to be served in school meal programs. Applicants are encouraged to include other objectives including agricultural and nutrition education, gardening activities and relationship building with local agricultural food businesses and farmers. Projects that partner with producers or food processors are strongly encouraged.
A wide variety of tasks may be proposed to meet this objective. Examples of some possible tasks intended to meet this objective would be:
GrantWatch ID#: 199488
Grant awards may range from $25,000 to $100,000.
Proposed projects must be completed within two years of the contract start date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/intelligrants_NYSGG//login2.aspx
All questions about this RFP must be submitted in writing (fax or e-mail) to:
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets 10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
Fax: (518) 457-4383
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