Please see below for details on a USDA grant opportunity for Farm to School programming to assist in addressing food security challenges at the local level. State and local agencies, nonprofits, eligible schools and school districts, Indian tribal organizations, and agricultural producers are eligible to apply. Feel free to share this information far and wide with your place-based networks and community partners.

USDA’s FY 2017 USDA Farm to School Grant RFA has been released! Find the RFA here.

Important dates:

  • September 29, 2016: USDA will host a RFA informational webinar at 11:00 am MST. Click here to register.
  • December 8, 2016: FY 2017 Farm to School Grant Program applications are due in grants.gov.
  • May 2017: Announcement of grant awards.

Be sure to sign up for their e-letter to get updates on the grants and other farm to school info. We also want to point out that the USDA Farm to School Census 2015 data is available to you and can be helpful as you consider your grant projects.

Feel free to contact their grants email at farmtoschool@fns.usda.gov with any questions.