Funding Opportunities in honor of National Farm to School Month!


Hey FSLN! In case you haven't seen it yet, the USDA's Office of Community Food Systems has announced some new funding opportunities in honor of National Farm to School Month. Here's more information: The FY 2019 USDA Farm to School Grant Request for Applications (RFA) is available! • Full RFP: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309362 Grants are designed to expand farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. Due to additional funding made available to the Farm to School Grant Program, the Office of Community Food Systems seeks to award approximately $7.5M in FY 2019 funding. • Find more details at https://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/resources-farm-school-grant-program-applicants • Eligible applicants: Schools and school districts, state and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, small and medium-sized agricultural producers or groups of small to medium-sized agricultural producers, and non-profit organizations. • Application deadline: December 4, 2018 • Awards are up to $100,000 for Implementation Grants and $50,000 for Planning & Training Grants OCFS is pleased to announce that the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of a Farm to School Program Training Curricula has been released. This RFP process will establish one or more Cooperative Agreements with one or more organizations to create a producer-focused training curriculum designed to build producer capacity to launch or expand farm to school efforts. The contracted organization(s) will also conduct and evaluate “train the trainer” style trainings on how to use the curriculum. • Find more details at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309260. • Eligible applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Small businesses, For-profit organizations, & Nonprofits. Please see Additional Information on Eligibility in the RFP for more details. • Application deadline: November 26, 2018 • FNS expects to award approximately $1 to $2 million dollars to one or more applicants. Contact Jenna Segal (Midwest Farm to School Regional Lead, USDA-FNS-MWRO) with any questions: jenna.segal@fns.usda.gov

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