2015 Farm to School Grant Program Funds
|Source:||USDA Farm to School Grant Program|
|Program:||2015 Farm to School Grant Program Funds|
Authorizing legislation specifies the following eligible entities:¬†
‚ÄĘ Eligible schools;¬†
‚ÄĘ State and local agencies;¬†
‚ÄĘ Indian tribal organizations;¬†
‚ÄĘ Agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers; and,¬†
‚ÄĘ Non‚Äźprofit entities.¬†
The purpose of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program is to assist eligible entities in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. On an annual basis, USDA awards up to $5 million in competitive grants for training, supporting operations, planning, purchasing equipment, developing school gardens, developing partnerships, and implementing farm to school programs. New in FY 2015, USDA will make approximately an additional $500,000 available to eligible entities to support conferences, trainings, and events focused on farm to school program development. In this funding round, USDA is soliciting applications for four types of grants:
Proposals for planning, implementation, and support service grants are due at¬†11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, April 30, 2014. A 25% cash or in-kind match of the total project cost is required.
Letters of Intent for Conference/Event grants are due at¬†11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, April 2, 2014.
Questions? For all questions pertaining to the USDA Farm to School Grant Program, please contact us via email at¬†firstname.lastname@example.org