[montanafood_ag] USDA Farm to School Grants

Aubree Durfey aubree at gvfarmtoschool.org
Tue Apr 17 13:16:09 MDT 2012


See below. This is a great opportunity for collaboration.

Aubree Durfey
Program Manager, Gallatin Valley Farm to School<http://www.gvfarmtoschool.org>
<http://www.gvfarmtoschool.org>
Montana State Lead, National Farm to School Network<http://www.farmtoschool.org>
Ph: 406.581.8209

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Hi All,

Today, USDA released a Request for Applications (RFA) for a new farm to
school grant program. The RFA is now posted on
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the USDA
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.

There will be two types of grants available.

   1. *Planning grants* are intended primarily for K-12 school food
   authorities who participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast
   Program that are in the beginning phases of their farm to school efforts.
   2. *Implementation grants* are geared towards advancing existing farm to
   school initiatives.  K-12 school food authorities who participate in the
   National School Lunch or Breakfast Program, along with State and local
   agencies, Indian tribal organizations, agricultural producers or groups of
   agricultural producers, and non-profit entities working in partnership with
   school districts,  may apply for implementation grants.

  The grants require at least a 25% funding match.  Applications are due
June 15, 2012 and awards are expected to be made in October 2012.  Planning
grants are expected to range from $20,000 - $45,000 and represent
approximately 25 percent of the total awards. Implementation grants are
expected to range from $65,000 - $100,000 and represent approximately 75
percent of the total awards. Given the HHFKA mandate that priority
consideration be given to schools serving a high proportion of children who
are eligible for free or reduced price meals, projects that serve school
districts and schools that have high free and reduced price meal enrollment
will receive extra points in evaluation scoring.

Two webinars will be offered in order for applicants to learn more about
this grant opportunity. More information regarding registration for these
webinars will be sent via this listserv.

   - Tuesday, May 15th, 1:00 EST Implementation grants
   - Thursday, May 17th, 1:00 EST Planning grants

For more information, please visit the USDA Farm to School
website<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwNDE3LjY5MDAyNDEmbWVzc2FnZWlkPU1EQi1QUkQtQlVMLTIwMTIwNDE3LjY5MDAyNDEmZGF0YWJhc2VpZD0xMDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjk1Mzk4NSZlbWFpbGlkPWF1YnJlZUBndmZhcm10b3NjaG9vbC5vcmcmdXNlcmlkPWF1YnJlZUBndmZhcm10b3NjaG9vbC5vcmcmZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&&&102&&&http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/f2s/>and
the Farm to School grant program RFA.



Sincerely,

The USDA Farm to School Team

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