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.

Grant Program Grant Awards
The 2020 Farm to School Grant Request for Applications is now closed.

The USDA Office of Community Food Systems appreciates the interest shown in the 2020 Farm to School Grants. The Request for Applications is now closed and the application review process is underway. We expect to make award decisions and notify applicants in early summer 2020.  The 2021 Farm to school grant RFA will be released in the Fall of 2020.  You may sign up to receive  notifications for the Farm to School Grant Program  (CFDA number 10.575) at www.grants.gov.

The Regional Farm to School Institute Grant Request for Applications is now closed.

The Regional Farm to School Institute Grant applications are now being reviewed. This new grant for fiscal year 2020 will support the creation and dissemination of information on farm to school program development, and provide practitioner education and training, and ongoing school year coaching and technical assistance. The Food and Nutrition Service anticipates awarding at least two grants with a combined total of $150,000, to eligible 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations working regionally to promote farm to school activities and support practitioners.

Spotlights

girl eating peach

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.