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
This report, which provides an in-depth look at our first three years of grant-making, summarizes findings from an analysis of select data from projects funded during fiscal years (FY) 2013 -2015. It combines both quantitative data about planned activities derived from coding used during the proposal review process and qualitative stories about completed activities primarily from grantee progress reports. From 2013 to 2015 the USDA Farm to School Grant Program funded 221 farm to school projects, totaling $15.1 million.
State and Region Comparisons
This document compares applications and awards by state and region.