Funding for Child Care, School and Summer Meal Programs
Update 6/19/2020: To comply with the across-the-board budget cuts requested of all state agencies due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has made the difficult decision to suspend funding for the Expanding 3 E’s and Establishing 3 E’s Nutrition Education Grant Programs. We apologize for any time you may have spent preparing a grant application for this year’s award.

Working in the gardenUSDA and TDA offer several programs and resources that can assist schools, child care centers, and summer sites that would like to begin or have already begun implementing Farm Fresh funding. Many grants renew each year so if it appears that a deadline has passed; it is possible that funding will be available for the upcoming year. 

USDA Farm to School Grants  Maximize 

3E’s Grant Program  Maximize 

Urban Schools Agriculture Grant Program  Maximize 

Annie’s Grants for Gardens  Maximize 

Whole Kids Foundation  Maximize 

United Family Grocery Chain  Maximize 

Ideas for Best Practices in Nutrition Education Grants  Maximize 

Organizations Making Grants on an Ongoing Basis  Maximize 

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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