2020 Farm to School Grant Request for Applications is Here

2020 Farm to School Grant Request for Applications is Here

The Office of Community Food Systems is very excited to celebrate another Farm to School Month by announcing the official release of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Farm to School Grant Program Request for Applications (RFA). Farm to school programs support local communities through a variety of activities, including taste tests, farm visits, local purchasing, food and agriculture education, and farmer and producer training.

USDA will award up to $10 million in competitive grants to eligible entities through the Farm to School Grant Program in FY 2020. Each grant helps implement farm to school programs that increase access to local food in eligible schools providing students with nutritious meals, while also supporting local producers. In FY 2019, USDA awarded a record 126 grants across the United States.

The RFA includes three tracks—Implementation, Planning, and a new State Agency track—to support a variety of projects and implementation stages. Each track provides funding for a specific range of activities:

  Complete applications must be submitted on www.Grants.gov, by 11:59pm ET on December 13, 2019.