U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) - Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS)
12/27/19 11:59 PM EST
Grants starting at $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for regional programs to support eligible practitioners and promote increased access to local foods for eligible schools. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take four weeks to complete. Funding is intended to assist in creating and disseminating information on farm to school program development and providing practitioner education and training, and will also support ongoing school year coaching and technical assistance.
The proposed Regional Farm to School Institute activities must support the USDA’s Farm to School Program, which aims to assist eligible schools, State and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations (ITOs), agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers, and nonprofit entities through trainings and technical assistance to implement farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible Child Nutrition Programs (CNPs).
Among other costs, budgets may include expenses related to personnel, contractors, equipment and supplies, meeting expenses, travel, and trainings.
GrantWatch ID#: 187267
FNS anticipates awarding at least two grants.
Applicants may request from $50,000 to $100,000 under this solicitation. Request amounts greater than $100,000 or lower than $50,000 will not be considered.
It is anticipated that this will be a one-time initiative. The period of performance will be 24 months.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For questions regarding this solicitation, please contact the Grants Officer at:
Grant Officer, Grants and Fiscal Policy Division
U.S. Department of Agriculture, FNS
3101 Park Center Drive Room 740
Alexandria, VA 22301
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