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Release of Two Request for Applications for the Healthy Meal Initiative Sub-Grants

Published: 80 days ago
" The Request for Applications for the Center for School and Community Partnerships at Boise State University and the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF), two of USDA’s Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative School Food System Transformation Challenge Sub-Grants Cooperators, is now open to eligible School Food Authorities.
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The Request for Applications for the Center for School and Community Partnerships at Boise State University and the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF), two of USDA’s Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative School Food System Transformation Challenge Sub-Grants Cooperators, is now open.

The Center for School and Community Partnerships at Boise State University released an RFA for the Supporting Community Agriculture and Local Education Systems Sub-Grants (Project SCALES). Project SCALES will award up to 35 rural School Food Authorities (SFA) across the nation. Grant awards will be up to $150,000. Project SCALES will work with SFA directors over a two-year period to build partnerships for innovative solutions to increase local procurement in school meal programs. The application period begins November 27, 2023 and will close January 26, 2024.  

Chef Ann Foundation is releasing an RFA for Partnerships for Local Agriculture & Nutrition Transformation in Schools (PLANTS) Sub-Grants. PLANTS will fund eight collaborative projects led by groups of local partners advancing systemic and equity-driven approaches to transforming school food supply chains. Grant awards will be between $500,000 and $600,000. Entities eligible to apply include School Food Authorities, food producers, food distributors and aggregators, nonprofits, and local government agencies. The application period begins November 27, 2023 and will close January 22, 2024. 

More information on these grant opportunities is
available here

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