Community Food Systems

Over 42,000 schools
participate in Farm to School.

Over 42,000 schools
participate in Farm to School.

On an annual basis, USDA awards competitive grants to support farm to school programs nationwide.

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USDA Announces 2020 Farm to School Grant Awardees

USDA is pleased to announce the 2020 Farm to School Grant Awardees.

Since 2013, the USDA Farm to School Grant Program has offered annual grants to schools, school districts, nonprofits, state agencies, agricultural producers, and Indian Tribal Organizations to plan, implement, or provide training on farm to school activities. FNS is committed to working with schools and agricultural partners to ensure healthy habits take root in early childhood.

Please visit the Grant Award page for more information and read more about this announcement.

2021 Farm to School Grant Request for Applications Coming this Fall

This fall, the Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Community Food Systems, will be announcing the request for applications for the 2021 Farm to School Grant Program. OCFS encourages those seeking future grant funding to review the materials available on this website, including prior grant awards, requests for applications, and technical assistance documents, as resources when planning future grant applications for 2021 and beyond.

Spotlights

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Farm to CACFP

Farm to preschool works to connect early child care and education settings to local food producers with the objectives of serving locally-grown, healthy foods to young children, providing related nutrition education, and improving child nutrition.

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Farm to Summer

In many regions across the United States, USDA’s Summer Food Service Program aligns well with the peak growing season, allowing schools and nonprofit organizations to serve products in their freshest state.