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Farm to School Grant Program

About the Farm to School Grant Program

On an annual basis, USDA awards competitive Farm to School grants that support planning, developing, and implementing farm to school programs. USDA's Farm to School grants are an important way to help state, regional, and local organizations as they initiate, expand, and institutionalize farm to school efforts.

Important Resources
Seeding Success

The Seeding Success Webinars are a reoccurring series of webinars, providing technical assistance that supports Farm to School grantees to develop, expand, and maintain robust farm to school programs, projects, or initiatives. These webinar topics were identified as topics of interest by Farm to School grantees.

Grantee Resources

The grantee resources are intended to help current Farm to School grant recipients administer, and accurately report, their grant related activities.

Grant Applicant Resources

Grant applicant resources are provided for those who are interested in potentially applying for a future Farm to School grant.

Grant Awards to Date

An up to date list of prior Farm to School grant awards, and descriptions of the work funded with the grant, can be found here.

FY2022 Request for Applications (RFA) Now Available!

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Farm to School Grant Program RFA is now available through www.Grants.gov. Be sure to visit the Grant Applicants Resources page to access other helpful resources, including links to webinars that provide specific assistance on applying for a Farm to School Grant.

Congratulations 2021 Farm to School Grantees

Beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, the Farm to School grant program will be supporting 176 grants, serving 6,800 schools and more than 1.4 million students. Over 65 percent of the children served in participating schools are eligible for free and reduced price meals. To learn more about the 2021 Farm to School grantees, please see the 2021 Farm to School grant list of awardees.

Seeding Success Webinar Series Now Available

This series of six, 30-minute webinars provide technical assistance that supports Farm to School grantees to develop, expand, and sustain robust farm to school programs, projects or initiatives. The webinar topics were identified as topics of interest by Farm to School grantees.

The Farm to School Grantee Report is Now Available

OCFS is pleased to announce the release of a new report Cultivating Opportunity: An Overview of USDA's Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Farm to School Grantees' Growing Achievements. This report highlights Farm to School program trends and best practices from Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Farm to School grantees. This report also features baseline data provided by grantees which is used to assess the impact of the grant program on the growth of the Farm to School movement nationwide.

10/22/2021