Designed to increase the availability of local foods in schools, USDA Farm to School grants can help farm to school programs get started or expand existing efforts. Funds support a wide range of activities from training, planning, and developing partnerships to creating new menu items, establishing supply chains, offering taste tests to children, purchasing equipment, planting school gardens, and organizing field trips to agricultural operations.
Grantees include schools and districts (large and small, rural and urban), Indian tribal organizations, agricultural producers or groups of agricultural producers, non-profit entities, and state and local agencies.
Read on to learn about the projects that USDA has funded through the Farm to School Grant Program.
Farm to School Grant Reports
FY 2013-2016 Summary of Grant Awards *NEW*
This report summarizes findings from an analysis of select data from farm to school projects funded by USDA’s Farm to School Grant Program during fiscal years 2013 - 2016. From 2013 to 2016 the USDA Farm to School Grant Program funded 300 farm to school projects, totaling approximately $20.4 million. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have received at least one award. Funded projects are estimated to reach approximately 18,136 schools and involve an estimated 10.2 million students.
To read a copy of our report summarizing the first three years of grant-making during fiscal years (FY) 2013 -2015 click here.
State and Region Comparisons
This document compares applications and awards by state and region.