February 08, 2013

USDA Seeks Applications for 2014 Farm to School Grants


USDA is requesting applications for its 2014 Farm to School Grants Program. The grants help eligible schools improve the health and well-being of their students and connect them with local agricultural producers.


This year, three grants will be available. Planning grants, for schools beginning to incorporate farm-to-school activities; implementation grants, for schools seeking to augment or expand existing efforts; and support service grants. Eligible nonprofit entities, Indian tribal organizations, state and local agencies and agriculture producers or groups may apply for support service grants in order to conduct trainings, create complementary curriculum or further develop supply chains, among other activities. USDA will host three grant-specific webinars on March 5, 6 and 7 to assist with the application process. Proposals are due at midnight EST on April 24.


USDA news release


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