Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
2020 Farm to School Grantee Checklist

This checklist is intended to help new Farm to School Grantees complete the "New Grantee Enrollment Process." Grantees must complete all the necessary steps of the enrollment process prior in order to begin receiving grant funding.

Resource | Fact Sheets | FNS-855
10 Facts About Local Food in Schools

Increasing access to local foods in schools is a top priority for the Office of Community Food Systems. This fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish, reviews the top 10 facts about local food in schools.

Resource | Fact Sheets | FNS-854
Local Procurement Decision Tree

This fact sheet features the various paths a school can take to bring local foods into the cafeteria with your next food purchase. While federal rules prohibit schools from using "Local" as a required product specification in their formal solicitations, there are many other ways to focus purchases on local food products. This chart presents several options for including your desire for local foods in the procurement process.

Resource | FAQs/Q&As
Farm to School Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions

This document includes frequently asked questions regarding the Farm to School Grant Program and the grant application process.

Resource | Webinars/Videos | General/Other
Farm to School Grant Program: Tips for Developing Farm to School Grant Applications

The second webinar in a two part webinar series intended to help new Farm to School Grant Applicants with the Grant Development and Submission Process. This presentation provides tips on organizing and drafting the Farm to School Grant Project Narrative and organizing a project budget.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Submitting a Farm to School Grant Application

This webinar will provide an overview of how to apply for the fiscal year 2020 Farm to School Grant Program RFA. Become familiar with the requirements of the RFA and how to submit your completed application on Grants.gov.

Resource | Grants
FY2019 Grantee Reporting Timeline

This document lists key reporting milestones and due-dates for Fiscal Year 2019 Farm to School grantees. Please send relevant questions to the Farm to School inbox at farmtoschool@usda.gov.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
2019 Farm to School Census Overview

This introduction covers a brief background of the Farm to School Census, the purpose of the survey, and advice on how to avoid common mistakes in data collection and reporting.

Resource | Fact Sheets | Food Security
Office of Community Food Systems Fact Sheet - Food Safety Modernization Act: Questions and Answers

The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 allows the Food and Drug Administration to better protect the public health by strengthening the food system from Farm to Table.  This document addresses common questions regarding the impact of the Act on school gardens and other similar small producers commonly used as sources for local food.

Resource | Fact Sheets
Community Food Systems Fact Sheet - Facts About Food Safety

A fact sheet developed by the Office of Community Food Systems addressing common food safety issues raised when working with school gardens or other locally sourced food.