Funding for Schools, Child Care Centers 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 

Lowe’s Education Grant  Maximize 

For additional funding opportunities, visit TDA’s Grants and Services Web page and the Overview of USDA grants by agency.

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, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
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