USDA annually awards funding to support training, supporting operations, planning, purchasing equipment, developing school gardens, developing partnerships and implementing farm to school programs to schools, child care centers and summer sites.
Examples of previously funded activities include:
- Support service grants: for state and local agencies, agricultural producers or other groups to bolster Farm Fresh projects.
- Implementation grants: specifically for sites that want to scale or further develop existing programs.
- Planning grants: for those centers that are just getting started. And training grants are for groups that want to create trainings that strengthen all aspects of Farm Fresh.
To learn more about this grant, please watch this archived webinar: Review of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program
. You may also read about grant recipients from 2016 here
For full details on this grant, including a list of eligible entities, grant application documents and related deadlines, visit USDA’s Farm to School Grant Web page