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The FY2022 Farm to School Grant Request for Applications is here!

The Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS), has announced the request for applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Farm to School Grant Program. OCFS encourages those seeking 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 grant applications for 2022 and beyond. Additional materials designed to support grant applicants, including recordings from introductory webinars, can be found here.

The 2019 Farm to School Census is Here!

USDA announces the results of the 2019 Farm to School Census, the only nationwide survey designed to measure farm to school activities among school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program.

Read the new Farm to School Census and Comprehensive report for insight on the scope of farm to school activity today.

Find out how farm to school has taken root on the new Farm to School Census Website.

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.