Community Food Systems

Over 42,000 schools
participate in Farm to School.

Over 42,000 schools
participate in Farm to School.

On an annual basis, USDA awards up to $5 million in competitive grants to support farm to school programs.

Grant Program Grant Awards
Grants Available for
  • training
  • supporting operations
  • planning
  • purchasing equipment
  • developing school gardens
  • developing partnerships
  • implementing farm to school programs
Coming Soon: Farm to School Producer Training

One or more new cooperative agreements for federal Fiscal Years 2019 through 2021 will be established for the purposes of developing a training curriculum, conducting a train the trainer session, and evaluating the results of farm to school trainings to help producers build their capacity to launch or expand farm to school efforts. In addition, the selected applicant will conduct a needs assessment with producers in close collaboration with state agencies.

Spotlights

girl eating peach

Farm to CACFP

Farm to preschool works to connect early child care and education settings to local food producers with the objectives of serving locally-grown, healthy foods to young children, providing related nutrition education, and improving child nutrition.

boy with carrots

Farm to Summer

In many regions across the United States, USDA’s Summer Food Service Program aligns well with the peak growing season, allowing schools and nonprofit organizations to serve products in their freshest state.

Farm to School Grant Program
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:07 pm
Procuring Local Foods
Thu, 03/28/2019 - 07:13 pm
USDA Farm to School Staff
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 01:07 pm
Farm to School Resources
Sun, 03/24/2019 - 02:41 pm
Farm to School Planning Toolkit
Sun, 03/24/2019 - 04:09 pm
Get the Facts About Food Safety
Thu, 03/28/2019 - 07:41 pm
E-letter Archive
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 07:06 pm