Grant

FY 2024 Farm to School Grants

Funding Type

Grant

Grantor Agency

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Grant Range

Up to 500K

# of Awards Available

100

Programmatic Area

Agriculture & Food

Programmatic Area

Education

Programmatic Area

Youth & Children

Deadline

01/12/2025

Match Required?

Match Amount

25%

Eligible Entities

City or township governments Independent school districts For profit organizations other than small businesses County governments Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) Small businesses Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education State governments Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Focus Area

The Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Program is designed to increase the availability of local foods in schools and help connect students to the sources of their food through education, taste tests, school gardens, field trips, and local food sourcing for school meals. Grants can launch new farm to school programs or expand existing efforts. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Farm to School Grant awards projects of 24 months in length for funding up to $500,000. Applicants are required to provide matching support of at least 25% of the total project budget in the form of cash or in-kind contributions. The RFA offers three tracks - Implementation, State Agency, and Turnkey - to support a variety of projects and implementation stages. Eligible applicants may include schools and other institutions that operate Child Nutrition Programs, Indian Tribal Organizations, agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers, nonprofit entities, and State and local agencies.

Contact

anna.arrowsmith@usda.gov Portland, OR 97204 Voice: (866) 923-5626 ext. 1 (toll-free) or (503) 414-3300 Fax: (855) 824-6180

Link to Opportunity

https://www.fns.usda.gov/f2s/farm-school-grant-program

Application Platform

grants.gov

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