USDA’s 2018 Farm to School Grant RFA Goes Live

2017-10-10 | School Nutrition Association

October is Farm to School Month, and thus the perfect time for USDA’s FY 2018 Farm to School Request for Applications (RFA). The Farm to School Grant Program rewards up to $5 million in competitive grants to help eligible entities implement farm to school programs that improve access to local foods. There are three types of grants—implementation grants, planning grants and training grants—with awards ranging from $20,000 - $50,000. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET on December 8, 2017. Be sure to check out the Local Food Compass Map to connect with local partners, as well as the USDA Farm to School Census for data from your community, both of which can help to boost your application! More resources for applicants are available, in addition to a list of past awardees since the first RFA in 2013.